Much needed upgrades to one of Western Australia’s most dangerous stretches of road between Muchea and Wubin will go ahead under the Coalition government.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter said the federal government would work with the State Government to ensure the $307.8million project was underway as a matter of priority.
“This is a significant project for the people of Pearce that was left unfunded by the previous Labor government because the failure of the mining tax to raise revenue bankrupted the former Regional Investment Fund, meaning there was no money collected to fund the project,” Mr Porter said.
“With $1.3billion committed during the election toward building the Swan Valley Bypass and completing the Perth Gateway, the Coalition Government has shown it is serious about investing in transport infrastructure in Western Australia and particularly in the high-needs areas affecting people in the Pearce electorate.
“The Coalition is cleaning up Labor’s mess and ensuring the investment required to grow our local and regional communities is delivered.”
The project will ensure the communities of Muchea, Bindoon, Chittering, Wannamal, New Norcia, Waddington, Walebing, Miling, Pithara, Dalwallinu and Wubin have access to a safer and more efficient highway with realignment work, road widening, the provision of additional overtaking lanes and intersection upgrades.
“There is little doubt that this stretch of Great Northern Highway, which feeds the resources industry in the State’s north, has become one of the most dangerous in the State and is in desperate need of upgrading,” Mr Porter said.
“I am pleased to be a part of a government that is building infrastructure to drive strong economic benefits for the people of my electorate and provide them, and their families, with safer, more efficient WA roads.”
The Coalition’s investment into road infrastructure in the electorate of Pearce includes:
More than $615million toward the much needed Swan Valley Bypass
$686million for the completion of the Perth Gateway
$307.8million to upgrade the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin