Onshore gas projects can impact regional road networks. These impacts can include road damage, especially to local roads, as well as noise and dust. They can also lead to benefits to regional communities, such as improved access to markets and services. This project will map out the likely impacts for various development scenarios of onshore gas wells across road and rail networks.

The project will analyse road and rail freight costs, flow and impacts for identified sites in the Beetaloo Sub-basin using the Transport Network Strategic Investments Tool (TraNSIT) developed by CSIRO. It will consider both construction and operational phases, and test a range of interventions that may increase road safety while reducing costs and impacts on the environment and local communities.


Mapping future transport for improved planning and operation PDF 429 KB

This factsheet provides a brief summary of project activities to map out key impacts of road and rail network development for gas wells before onshore gas construction occurs in the Beetaloo Sub-basin in the Northern Territory.

Factsheet, August 2020

Project progress

This project is 85% complete.

Project proposal PDF 362 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project order, July 2020

Project progress PDF 203 KB

Research progress and any variations.

Project progress, August 2021

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