17 APR 2019
Do you know what an MCA is? Why is Westport using one?
Westport’s task of formulating a strategy to accommodate Perth's future freight demands is broad and complex. Assessing the extensive list of possible options must be done in a clear, transparent and robust manner.
The Westport Taskforce is using multi-criteria analysis (MCA) to evaluate its options; this is the systematic decision-making tool recommended by Infrastructure Australia. Utilising criteria covering environmental, social, economic, land use, governance and operational impacts, the MCA process will enable Westport to identify the best long-term option/s for the State.
Westport will be conducting two main MCA stages – MCA-1 and MCA-2.
- determine the performance of the long-list of options;
- exclude non-competitive options; and
- result in a shortlist of options.
MCA-2 will put the shortlisted options through a more robust quantitative assessment in partnership with a cost-benefit analysis. This will result in the preferred solution/s being determined.
Read about the MCA methodology in Issue 3 of the Westport Beacon: mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westportbeacon
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