Mapping future transport for improved planning and operation

Analysing the likely impacts for scenarios of onshore gas road and rail networks

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, and flow, passage and volume 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.