Two more Morrison Government, congestion busting projects have been announced in Perth’s east under the $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund.

The two projects will enable significant upgrades at:

  • the intersection on Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road in Sawyers Valley;
  • the intersection on Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road in Wooroloo;

The Morrison Government has budgeted $3 million for the project.

The Urban Congestion Fund eliminates local hotspots and alleviates traffic headaches across the country.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the projects would help streamline traffic flow along the busy Great Eastern Highway.

“We want people to be doing what’s important to them, rather than sitting in traffic,” Mr Tudge said.

“The Liberal Nationals Government has boosted investment in congestion-busting works.

“These projects also strengthen our Government's firm commitment to ensuring Western Australia gets its fair share of infrastructure funding, now and into the future.”

Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt AM said: “These commitments are set to make life easier and safer for Hasluck families and businesses on one of the State’s most important transport routes.

“People will be able to get home sooner, to spend more quality time with their loved ones.

“The Morrison Government has listened to what our local communities are calling for – and this investment is part of our comprehensive plan to deliver for all Australians.”

The projects build on an additional $1.6 billion of our Liberal Nationals Government's investment into critical road and rail infrastructure across Perth and regional Western Australia in the recent budget.

“This includes $20 million to construct the Lloyd Street extension and bridge in Midland, which will make a massive difference to traffic flow in one of our most important shopping, commercial and health precincts,” said Mr Wyatt.

About $13.6 billion has been invested by the Liberal-National Government in West Australian road and rail infrastructure since coming into Government, including $4.8 billion over the past two Budgets.

Funding for key WA infrastructure projects in the recent Budget also includes:

Level Crossing Removals

  • Oats Street/Welshpool Road/Mint Street Level Crossing Removal (Federal Government investment: $207.5 million)

Roads

  • Albany Ring Road (Federal Government investment: $140 million)
  • Fremantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing) (Federal Government investment: $115 million)
  • Tonkin Highway projects (Stage 3 extension; Great Eastern Highway to Collier Road; Kelvin Road, Hale Road and Welshpool Road East intersection upgrades) (Federal Government investment: $348.5 million of additional funding bringing our overall commitment to those three projects to $929 million)
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road—Stages 2 and 3 (Federal Government investment: $122 million of additional funding taking our overall commitment to $682 million)

Roads of Strategic Importance Initiative

  • Western Australian section of the Newman to Katherine Corridor (Federal Government investment: $70 million)
  • Western Australian section of the Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor (Federal Government investment: $75 million)
  • Karratha to Tom Price Corridor (Federal Government investment: $248 million)
  • Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network (Federal Government investment: $70 million)
  • Western Australian section of the Port Augusta to Perth (Federal Government investment: $50 million)
  • Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation—Stage 1 (Federal Government investment: $22 million)

Urban congestion fund

  • Thomas Road and Nicholson Road in Oakford (Federal Government investment: $10 million)
  • Transforming Freeways—widening and introduction of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) (Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways) (Federal Government investment: $50 million)
  • Lloyd Street Extension (Federal Government investment: $20 million)
  • Abernethy Road Upgrade (Federal Government investment: $13.25 million)
  • Lakelands Station (Federal Government investment: $10 million)
  • Shorehaven Boulevard / Marmion Avenue Intersection Upgrade (Federal Government investment: $2.5 million)
  • More Parking Bays at Mandurah Station (Federal Government investment: $16 million)

Major Project Business Case Fund

  • Future Road and Rail Connections for Perth (Federal Government investment: $25 million)—to investigate future road and rail links to support the growth of the transport network in Perth
  • Westport project (Federal Government investment: $10 million)—development of business cases and corridor preservation to support the Westport: Port and Environs Strategy, which is currently being developed by the WA Government.