State Government welcomes PATREC report - Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
  1. About us
  2. Our services
  3. Our system
  4. Projects
  5. Careers
  6. News

Media statements

/ Categories: PTA News

State Government welcomes PATREC report


Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan has welcomed today's release of the Planning and Transport Research Centre's (PATREC) report that supports the South West Metropolitan Railway.

PATREC is an independent consortium of Western Australia's four public universities that undertook the five-month research project to gain a better understanding of the 'triple bottom line'.

"The university study examined the economic, environmental and social impact of the project," Ms MacTiernan said.

"I am confident of the expertise and integrity of the report's authors and I am optimistic this report will bring back some informed debate on the question of the
Perth-to-Mandurah rail.

"We note Mr Barnett has commented within minutes of the report's release.

"He should of course take the time to read the report and consider the academic integrity and standing of its authors."

Ms MacTiernan said her reading of the report's conclusion confirmed the very strong economic case for the rail.

"It also reinforces the very considerable environmental and social benefits," she said.

"In particular, I will be examining all of the benefits identified in the report to ensure that the rail project is implemented in a way that captures all of those benefits.

"I look forward to reading the report in the near future."

Previous Article Delays to services: Wednesday February 18 2004
Next Article PIAF feature-artwork gets wheels

Search news


PTA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images or names of people who are deceased.

Copyright Disclaimer Terms Of Use Privacy Statement Webmail Copyright 2018 Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Back To Top