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Boosting Jobs. Busting Congestion.

The WA economy will receive a $940 million boost in additional infrastructure funding over the next four years.

The $868 million injection of Federal funding will increase total federal infrastructure investment in WA from about $4.5 billion to about $5.4 billion over the next four years.

The Morrison Government has been working to bring forward critical road projects to drive jobs, strengthen the economy and get people home sooner and safer.

Click here to see the list of projects.

A number of congestion-busting road and METRONET projects in and around Perth, boosting employment and improving road network safety.

More than $200 million in contributions will fund six projects under the Morrison Governments Urban Congestion Fund, including the widening of Mitchell Freeway and construction of a new METRONET station at Lakelands on the Mandurah rail line.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the 8 existing projects where funding has been brought forward would help drive jobs and the economy, and deliver the roads and rail WA needed to help bust congestion.

“With $817 million in additional federal funding being injected into these 8 projects over the current forward estimates period we’re focused on getting people to work and home sooner and safer while also boosting WA’s economy,” the Prime Minister said.

“We’re delivering this package of critical road and rail projects sooner as part of our $100 billion pipeline which forms a key plank of our plan for a stronger economy.”

Since 2013, the Federal Government has committed more than $13.5 billion in additional federal infrastructure funding to support projects across Western Australia.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said that this package again demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure WA gets its fair share in federal infrastructure investment to boost growth, create more jobs while improving road safety and busting congestion.

“Our Government is focused on delivering projects which deliver real benefits to Western Australians, whether it’s upgrading the Great Northern Highway and Apple Street intersection ensuring better safety for motorists or improving commuter congestion on the Mandurah rail line.

“The package of works will significantly benefit all West Australians now and in the future,” Senator Cormann said.

“These projects guarantee work for local trades and keep money flowing through local businesses throughout the construction phase and beyond.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said starting construction on $430 million worth of Urban Congestion Fund projects across Perth was a top priority.

“This string of Urban Congestion Fund projects will bust congestion to save WA commuters and business precious time and money,” Mr Tudge said.

“We also want to improve the overall safety and capacity of Perth’s freeway system, which is why projects like the Mitchell Freeway widening, due to be completed in 2021, are crucial.”

From 2014 to 2018 there were 560 crashes on this freeway including one fatality and 126 crashes in which people required medical attention.

Senator Cormann also pointed out that in the Perth’s Hills, two intersections connecting Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road – one in Sawyers Valley and one in Wooroloo - will be upgraded to improve safety.

“These upgrades, worth $14.4 million, will create 70 jobs and reduce the risk of serious crashes,” Senator Cormann said.

“A new roundabout at the intersection of the Great Northern Highway and Apple Street in Upper Swan will improve safety and help reduce congestion as population in the area continues to grow.

“Seed funding of $2.5 million has also been provided to plan a full grade separation at the intersection of Reid Highway and Erindale Road in Balcatta. The resulting planning will enable both governments to consider future investment to build the new interchange.”

 

 

New infrastructure projects:

Mitchell Freeway (Hodges Drive to Hepburn Avenue) Widening southbound
Cost estimate: $76 million
Jobs created: 530
Funding spilt: $38 million Federal, $38 million State

 

Lakelands Station (Mandurah Line)
Cost estimate: $80 million
Jobs created: 200
Funding spilt: $64 million Federal, $16 million State

 

Great Northern Highway (Apple Street) Intersection Upgrade
Cost estimate: $14 million
Jobs created: 90
Funding spilt: $7 million Federal, $7 million State/City of Swan/private sector

 

Wanneroo Road (Morley Drive) Intersection Upgrade
Cost estimate: $15 million
Jobs created: 90
Funding spilt: $7.5 million Federal, $7.5 million State

 

Great Eastern Highway (Old Northam Road) upgrade two intersections at Wooroloo and at Sawyers Valley
Cost estimate: $14.375 million
Jobs created: 70
Funding spilt: $11.5 million Federal, $2.875 million State

 

Reid Highway (Erindale Road) project development for grade separation
Cost estimate: $2.5 million (seed funding)
Jobs created: TBA
Funding spilt: $2 million Federal, $0.5 million State

 

Project funding brought forward:

$283.6 million for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road

  • Funding to flow immediately from this financial year over the next four financial years to enable the commencement of works in early 2021 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2022-23
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $681.6million ($283.6million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $170.4 million

 

$82.8 million for the Albany Ring Road

  • Funding to flow over the next four financial years to enable the commencement of works in early 2021 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2021-22
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $140 million ($82.8 million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $35 million

 

$36.2 million for the Alice Springs to Halls Creek Corridor Upgrade

  • Funding to flow immediately and over the next six financial years to enable the commencement of works in 2020 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2022-23
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $75 million ($36.2 million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $18.75 million

 

$16 million for the Fremantle Traffic Bridge

  • Funding to flow over the next five financial years to enable the commencement of works by end 2021 after previously being allocated beyond 2021-22
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $115 million ($16 million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $115 million

 

$156.7 million for the Karratha to Tom Price Corridor

  • Funding to flow immediately and over the next six financial years as construction on Stage 3 is already underway after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2022-23
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $248 million ($156.7million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $62 million

 

$40.8 million for the Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade

  • Funding to flow immediately and over the next four financial years to enable the commencement of works by 2020 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2022-23
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $70 million ($40.8 million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $17.5 million

 

$40.8 million for Port Augusta to Perth Corridor

  • Funding to flow immediately and over the next three financial years to enable the commencement of works in 2020 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2022-23
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $50 million ($40.8 million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $12.5 million

 

$159.9 million for Tonkin Highway Gap

  • Funding to flow immediately to enable the commencement of works by late 2020 after the majority of funding previously being allocated beyond 2021-22
  • Australian Government contribution to the project is $232 million ($159.9million brought forward)
  • Western Australian Government contribution to the project is $58 million