Over the past 12 years, for every dollar of motoring tax collected by successive Federal Governments, WA has averaged a return of just 34 cents toward road and transport projects. We've missed out on billions.
With one of the worst road fatality rates in the country, combined with a looming congestion crisis, WA is in desperate need of a fairer share of road and transport funding.
RAC's Federal Priorities
RAC’s Federal Priorities for WA include strategically important road safety and transport projects critical to our State’s future.
WA's fair share of motoring tax
Billions of dollars are being paid by WA motorists through taxes like fuel excise, yet our State has continued to be short changed by successive governments.
$800m Regional Road Safety Package
Crucial road upgrades in regional Western Australian communities will help save lives and prevent serious injuries.
Albany Ring Road
Completion of the Albany Ring Road will address serious safety and congestion issues in the Great Southern.
By 2031, Infrastructure Australia predicts Perth will be home to seven of the 10 most congested roads in the nation, including the top four.
Air pollution from human activity, including driving, can cause serious health issues and is a major concern to all Australians.
Motoring is and will remain integral to the mobility of Western Australians, but with a looming congestion crisis it is no longer just about the car – it’s about choice.
Driverless vehicle technology is the single biggest disruption to the mobility sector since the invention of motor cars.
Perth's road network will remain an essential part of the urban fabric of Perth, but the road network alone can’t handle the demands of commuters. Rail projects are of critical importance.
By developing a smarter transport network, we can achieve less congestion, fewer crashes, better public transport reliability and lower vehicle emissions.