INVOLVED: The private sector plays a vital role in planning rail routes in Japan. Photo: iStockphoto/Sean Pavone

Private plays could finance rail

The state government and land developers should work together to source private investment for future transport projects, according to ‘entrepreneur rail model’ advocate, Peter Newman.


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This is a great start in innovating the existing transport model. At the moment, large developments such as Alkimos, Baldivis, Ellenbrook etc are undertaken in stand alone mode.. Then 5, 10, 15 20 years later some thought is given to transport. The transport requirements could also be alleviated by creating integrated developments with residential and commensurate employment closeby. Building over rail stations with retail, commercial and residential tenants, would go a long way to alleviating Perth's peak transport and traffic issues. An area to start this processcould include Leederville.

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