As part of the Federal Budget, the Federal and Western Australian (WA) State Governments has reached an agreement on a $2.3 billion boost for WA road and rail infrastructure projects.
This significant agreement is set to account for a major boost to the State’s local economy with the 17 new projects involved to create 6,000 jobs.
The package includes a $1.6 billion investment from the federal government and $745 million from the state government.
The total $2.3 billion State-Federal package includes:
- $1.86 billion reallocated from the Perth Freight Link project (including $1.2 billion in federal funding);
- $211 million from savings on existing road projects; (including $166 million in federal funding)
- $226 million from the latest federal government GST top-up payment for Western Australia
The WA Infrastructure Package includes the following road projects:
- Armadale Road/North Lake Road (Kwinana Freeway) – Constructing bridge and collector roads (Project Costs: $237 million)
- Leach Highway (Carrington Street to Stirling Highway) – Upgrade to High Street (Project Costs: $118 million)
- Fiona Stanley Hospital & Murdoch Activity Centre Access from Kwinana Fwy & Roe Hwy – (Project Costs: $100 million)
- Roe Highway (Kalamunda Road) – Constructing Grade Separated Intersection (Project Costs: $86 million)
- Reid Highway (Altone Road to West Swan Road ) – Constructing Dual Carriageway (Project Costs: $70 million)
- Wanneroo Road (Ocean Reef Road) – Constructing Grade Separated Intersection (Project Costs: $65 million)
- Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive) – Constructing Grade Separated Intersection (Project Costs: $50 million)
- Kwinana Freeway (Russell Road to Roe Highway) – Widening of Northbound Lanes (Project Costs: $49 million)
- Kwinana Freeway (Roe Highway to Narrows Bridge) – Implementing Smart Freeways (Project Costs: $47 million)
- Mitchell Freeway (Cedric Street to Vincent St) – Widening of Southbound Lanes (Project Costs: $40 million)
- Kwinana Freeway (Manning Road) – Constructing Freeway On-Ramp (Project Costs: $35 million)
- Outback Highway Seal Priority Sections (Project Costs: $33 million)
- Wanneroo Road (Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive) – Constructing Dual Carriageway (Project Costs: $31 million)
- Karel Avenue (Farrington Road to Berrigan Drive) – Upgrades (Project Costs: $15 million)
- Bunbury Outer Ring Road – Planning Work (Project Costs: $12.5 million)
- Woolworths Drive/Hale Road Intersection Upgrade (Project Costs: $600,000)
- METRONET - Denny Avenue and Davis Road (Armadale Rail Line) Level Crossing Removal (Project costs: $62 million).
In addition, a combined $1.2 billion will be allocated towards the State Government’s METRONET project, including, subject to positive business cases $700 million from the federal government towards future METRONET projects like the Thornlie and Yanchep line extensions and a further $86 million towards other METRONET related projects.
The Federal Government will also provide $44.2 million towards regional road projects to improve regional road safety across the state.
According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, both governments had worked together to deliver the best possible outcome and the government recognise the priorities of the new WA State Government and will work with them to deliver high quality outcomes for WA.
Mr Turnbull highlighted that, the State Government’s METRONET initiative fits in well with my Government’s Smart Cities agenda, and they will continue to work with the Premier and his team to help make it happen.
Premier Mark McGowan stated that the substantial package will help ease congestion, improve road safety and generally improve connectivity across Perth and WA. Overall he highlighted that this project package is set to deliver a significant jobs boost across Western Australia.
There will also be other opportunities for Western Australia to access federal funding towards vital productivity enhancing and congestion busting infrastructure.
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- Federal and Western Australian (WA) State Governments has reached an agreement on a $2.3 billion boost for WA road and rail infrastructure projects.
- Seventeen road projects have been included in the WA Infrastructure Package.
- The Federal Government will also provide $44.2 million towards regional road projects to improve regional road safety across the state.