Perth’s East Metropolitan region is set to receive major road upgrades following the release of the Western Australian 2016-17 State Budget.
WA Treasurer Mike Nahan said the major transport upgrades for the region included more than $340million for the Swan Valley Bypass and Tonkin Highway upgrades as part of the NorthLink WA project, a state-of-the-art transport link which would employ 7,700 workers.
Dr Nahan said an extra $93million had been committed to stage two of upgrades to Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin, as well as the start of works for the $49million Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit, which would reduce congestion in the eastern suburbs.
“These projects form an important part of our plan to meet future infrastructure needs and deliver jobs to West Australians during this transitional phase of our economy,” Dr Nahan said.
“People living in the East Metropolitan region will enjoy improved transport linkages, new and upgraded schools, boosted police resources and quality healthcare as part of these investments made in the 2016-17 State Budget.”