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State Budget 2012-13: Building the State - Vision released for $1billion Gateway WA: Perth Airport and Freight Access Project

Posted On May 20, 2012

Hon Troy Buswell
Minister for Transport; Housing; Emergency Services

Transport Minister Troy Buswell today revealed the first vision of the flyover for the Gateway WA Project Master Plan, the $1billion project which will provide a critical gateway for the effective movement of people and freight.

The project comprises Federal Government contributions of $686.4million and State Government contributions of $317.5million, $276.5million of which has been allocated in forward estimates.

“Investment in this key project is part of the Liberal-National Government’s commitment to transforming our State through an unprecedented infrastructure investment program,” Mr Buswell said.

“With an estimated cost of $1billion, Gateway WA will be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Western Australia.

“The Kewdale, Forrestfield and Perth Airport precinct is a critical gateway for the effective movement of freight and people in WA, and this master plan shows how we will address the future transport requirements of these areas.

“Given the size, scale and complexity of this infrastructure program, the work will be progressively undertaken in packages to minimise disruption to road users, residents and industry.”

In early 2012, Main Roads WA invited proposals from industry to be part of an alliance contract to deliver the detailed project design and construction. The three proponents invited to take part in the next stage of the procurement process are:

  • Best for Gateway - John Holland, Aurecon and SKM
  • Gateway Program Alliance - Thiess, Abigroup, KBR and Ertech
  • Gateway WA Consortium - Leighton, Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E.


“I expect that the successful consortia will be announced later this year, with construction of the first package of works anticipated to start in 2013,” the Minister said.

“The $92.2million funding for 2012-13 will enable vital road and bridge improvements in the east metropolitan region.

“Project completion is expected in 2017, prior to consolidation of the domestic and international airport terminals.”

The project plan identifies a series of improvements to the existing road network.

Package 1 of the works, scheduled to be completed in early 2015, includes:

  • a major freeway to freeway interchange at Tonkin Highway/Leach Highway, including a new primary access road to the consolidated airport terminals
  • new interchange at Tonkin Highway/Horrie Miller Drive/Kewdale Road
  • new interchange at Leach Highway/Abernethy Road
  • upgrading Leach Highway between Orrong Road and Tonkin Highway to an expressway standard and associated upgrades to roads and intersections in the Kewdale Freight precinct
  • a principal shared path along Tonkin and Leach highways.
  • Package 2 of works, expected to be finalised in 2017, includes:
  • upgrading of the existing Tonkin Highway/Roe Highway interchange to a partial freeway to freeway interchange
  • upgrading Tonkin Highway between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway to six lanes
  • a new interchange at Boud Avenue.

The Federal Government has committed $686.4million towards the $1billion Gateway WA Project under its Regional Infrastructure Fund and Nation Building Program.

 

Source: Projectlink.com.au

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