We the undersigned are opposed to important state-owned Tier 3 rail infrastructure being closed by the lessee, thus transferring costs to WA export industry, taxpayers and ratepayers and impacting upon road safety and the environment.
We support the re-opening of Tier 3 rail lines and ask that the Legislative Council recommend the State Government:
• makes a pre-election commitment to the upgrade and re-opening of Tier 3 rail lines;
• ensures transparency in all future contracts relating to rail line access so that less powerful users are not disadvantaged; and
• explores options to return the control of Tier 3 lines to the State when the lessee declares them to be uneconomical.
And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.
Why is this important?
Reinstating the use and the upgrading of Tier 3 lines will:
• Provide a much-needed sustainable path to port
• Help to ensure WA's export industries remain competitive internationally
• Help with revitalising rural towns and the WA economy
• Reduce freight costs to port
• Reduce road repair and maintenance costs
• Improve road safety
Reduces traffic congestion in the city with fewer trucks making their way to port
• Reduce the carbon footprint of the State of WA, as well as that of individuals in the following groups: consumers, transporters, farmers, producers and exporters
Closure of rail has increased freight costs which are passed on to the rest of the community in other ways
This campaign has the support of the WA branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and the WA branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union
How it will be delivered
In person to the WA Upper House
of 200 signatures
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