• WA’s $1.3B pipeline of infrastructure projects

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WA’s $1.3B pipeline of infrastructure projects

Western Australia has been allocated a budget of $1.3 billion for major infrastructure projects.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that investments into infrastructure projects would make WA roads safer, improve public transport and reduce travel times while creating more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs across WA.

Some of the main projects funded include:

  • $347.5 million for METRONET: Hamilton Street-Wharf Street Grade Separations and Elevation of Associated Stations, including Queens Park Station and Cannington Station and an enhanced METRONET Byford Rail Extension project, with new grade separated rail crossing at Armadale Road and an elevated station at Armadale;
  • $200 million for the Great Eastern Highway Upgrades – Coates Gully, Walgoolan to Southern Cross and Ghooli to Benari;
  • $160 million for the WA Agricultural Supply Chain Improvements – Package 1
  • $112.5 million for the Reid Highway – Altone Road and Daviot Road-Drumpellier Drive – Grade-separated intersections;
  • $85 million for the Perth Airport Precinct – Northern Access;
  • $64 million for the Toodyay Road Upgrade – Dryandra to Toodyay;
  • $55 million for the Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication, and
  • $31.5 million towards the METRONET High Capacity Signalling project.

Upgrades on the Great Eastern Highway and creation of the METRONET will support grain growers and farmers in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt through improvements to rail and road lines.

Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts said that significant funding for digital technology investments is also included in the budget, in line with the Morrison Governments investment for Intelligent Transport Systems across Perth.

The federal government previously funded $556 million towards the northern and central sections of NorthLink WA in April 2020, with a further $276 million further invested by the federal government towards the Great Northern Highway upgrade between Muchea and Wubin.

WA Premier Mark McGowan believes the additional $1.26 billion fund would ensure a pipeline of infrastructure projects and help give a boost to the economy. With nine METRONET projects and 50 major road projects underway, McGowan said that these works will create infrastructure for tomorrow and local jobs for today.


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Date of Publication: 06 May, 2021

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