The RAA says plans to transform Whyalla into SA’s biggest regional city will require a significant review of transport infrastructure.
GFG Alliance have proposed plans to build one of the world’s biggest steelworks in Whyalla and quadruple the city’s population.
RAA says consideration needs to be given to identify and implement necessary public infrastructure upgrades to support the planned expansion.
The projected population boom of the city has been forecast to spike from 22,000 people to 80,000.
The current road infrastructure is suitable for Whyalla’s existing population however, the planned increase will require more roads for commuter traffic.
The RAA is warning Whyalla’s public transport will need to be upgraded to accommodate the boom and special consideration must be given to prepare for an increase in heavy vehicles.