Using scenarios of both construction and operational phases of gas development, this project will analyse road and rail freight costs, flows and impacts for identified sites and regions in the Beetaloo Sub-basin in the Northern Territory. It will also test a range of interventions that may increase road safety while reducing costs and impacts on the environment and local communities.

Results of this research will support decision-making across industry, government regulation and community. The analysis will consider freight task increase from the current baseline, transport costs, emissions, road maintenance, impacts of dust on agriculture and human health, and related effects on local business activities. It will include existing traffic across the road and rail network as well as introduced traffic (heavy and domestic vehicles).

Project progress

Project proposal PDF 362 KB

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

Project order, July 2020

Progress report PDF 507 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Progress report, July 2020

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