Mr Nalder also spoke to group managing director James Wilson about freight rail services around Kewdale and the airport precinct.
Mr Wilson said the development of open access rail terminals and maintenance facilities was key to increasing efficiency within the rail transport sector.
Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey said she invited Mr Nalder to Belmont because she felt the business community needed more opportunity to speak directly with decision-makers.
Concerns were raised by the business representatives about the negative effect of heavy bureaucracy on innovation within the transport arena.
More detail on the Roe Highway Stage 8 project and other transport infrastructure, such as port and rail terminals, was also sought.
Mr Nalder gave an overview of the challenges involved in the transport portfolio, the Forrestfield Rail Link, and the Gateway WA project which is travelling under budget and ahead of schedule.