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.
(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
Esperance, Geraldton/Oakajee, Albany and Bunbury
Minerals in bulk: iron ore, containerised/bags include Lead, Nickel, Zinc, Potash, Manganese, Copper, Rare earth and key strategic minerals
Potential Infrastructure Rail
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)
GFH (Wiluna to Meeka)
Meeka to Carnarvon
Wiluna North to GNH.
Leonora, Meeka hospitals.
Energy, Communications inc optic fibre, water
Housing, schools, liveable towns
training, entrepenurial, employment schemes, Closing the Gap and "skin in the game options"
David Utting executive officer
+61 416 187 462
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