Infrastructure Projects


Meekatharra/Wiluna (Goldfields Highway) Road Upgrade and Sealing:

WA MYIG Inc is pleased to embrace the Midwest Development Commission's proposal to upgrade and seal the Meekatharra/Wiluna Road.

WA MYIG Inc recognises the importance of this project and the hard work and energy committed to this project by the MWDC.

WA MYIG Inc strongly agrees with the Commission that sealing the full length of road between Wiluna and Meekatharra (Goldfields Highway) will provide important community and industry benefits as well as facilitating GWR’s Wiluna West Iron Ore Project.  In addition to completing the last unsealed section of the State’s highway network, the upgrade will provide a more direct sealed route between the Goldfields, Mid West and Pilbara regions that will deliver lower freight costs and significant direct economic (jobs & growth) benefits to Western Australia.  Please download MWDC proposal here

Infrastructure Inventory

(compiled with the assistance of Jim Quadrio)

Local Government - Key on-the-ground presence

Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (GVROC) comprises Local Governments of:
Ravensthorpe, Esperance, Dundas, Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, Menzies, Leonora, Laverton, Nanjtatkaru (Warburton), Wiluna.

Northern Goldfields Working Group comprises Local Governments of: Wiluna, Warburton, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies.

Murchison Sub Region comprises of LGs of: Wiluna, Meekatharra, Cue, Mt Magnet, Sandstone, Yalgoo and Murchison.

Strong WA Government Agency Support

Mid-Western Development Commission (MWDC); Goldfields Esperance Development Commission

Key Cities- Geraldton and Kalgoorlie being regional 'capitals'
Emerging City- Esperance
Key Regional Towns- Leonora, Meekatharra, Mt Magnet

Ports

 Esperance, Geraldton/Oakajee, Albany and Bunbury

Commodities

Minerals in bulk: iron ore, containerised/bags include Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Potash, Manganese, Copper, Rare earth and key strategic minerals

Potential Infrastructure Rail

Rail Heads/potential

Kalgoorlie, Leonora, Meekatharra, Mt Magnet, Wiluna.

Historic route Mullewa to Mt Magnet to Meeka to Wiluna
Spur N/W of Menzies
Spur Mt Magnet to Sandstone?
Spur Jack Hills/Weld range to Cue
Spur Leonora to Laverton?
Spur Wiluna to Leonora?
Spur Wiluna to Newman?
Spurs Meeka to Newman and Wubin to Mt Magnet, ( would eventually connect Perth to Pilbara)

Sealed Highways

GFH (Wiluna to Meeka)
Outback Way
Meeka to Carnarvon
Wiluna North to GNH.

Regional Services

Leonora, Meeka hospitals.

Regional airports 

Energy, Communications inc optic fibre, water

Other


Housing, schools, liveable towns

Indigenous

training, entrepenurial, employment schemes, Closing the Gap and "skin in the game options"


Phone

David Utting executive officer

+61 416 187 462

Address

97 Outram Street,  West Perth, WA 6005

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