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Rest area upgrades welcomed by WA truckies

The majority of drivers Spy speaks to criticise the number of rest areas around Australia with adequate facilities.

So it was good to hear that many are happy with the government funded upgrades to some in WA.

Major upgrades are taking place at 14 heavy vehicle rest areas in regional Western Australia.

The truckies who contacted me have focused on three such upgrades.

These include one at Mt Newman which is in the Pilbara region and located 1200km from Perth with access from the Great Northern Highway. 

“It used to be a parcel of muddy land but now will be good for drivers,” one said.

The total cost of the construction of the new rest area and ablution block will be $6.16 million.

Others being upgraded are at popular roadhouses such as Paynes Find which is 430km northeast of Perth in the mid-west region.

“This a good place to stop and work is progressing on the rest area. It will be wonderful when completed,” another truck driver said.

Another upgrade is being done at Auski which is between Port Hedland and Tom Price in the Pilbara mining region of Western Australia.

The total cost of the upgrade, which will include an ablutions block, is $3.2 million.


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