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The West Australian Government has released its highly anticipated long-term transport blueprint, unveiling plans for a series of roads and train lines it wants built over more than four decades.
But there is little detail in the plan about the expected timeframes for specific projects or their projected cost.
Much of the plan had been leaked prior to its announcement but further details unveiled by Transport Minister Dean Nalder included a long-term proposal for a heavy rail line from Stirling to Murdoch via the QEII Medical Centre in Nedlands and Booragoon.
As revealed by the ABC last month, the plan includes an East-West city link - featuring a tunnel between the CBD and Mounts Bay Road - an inner city subway, rail links to Morley and East Wanneroo and rapid bus systems.
There is also a proposal for a series of bridges reserved for cyclists and pedestrians, including a 'three points bridge' linking North Fremantle, Point Walter and Dalkeith.
"It will be up to successive governments to select which projects it wants to prioritise," Premier Colin Barnett said.
"This is a framework for a long-term transport plan for Perth."
The Transport Minister rejected suggestions the Government should not be trusted to deliver any of those projects because of its record of public transport.
"We like to consider this plan to be well beyond political cycles. In an ideal world we would take a bipartisan approach to transport planning," Mr Nalder said.
He said the draft document should not be seen as a commitment to all of the projects by the Government.
"This isn't a commitment to all of the projects in the document by the Government, this is a professional view," he said.
The plan is broken down into projects the Government believes should be built by 2031, others between then and 2050 and finally ones to be built beyond that timeframe.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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