Construction on the Morley and Ellenbrook section of NorthLink WA project started today.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said this is a significant project for the region, which will improve road safety and cut traffic congestion on local roads.
“Securing funds for this important project was one of the first major commitments I was able to deliver for our community,” Mr Porter said.
“Importantly I was able to secure an additional $54million for this project in the 2015/16 Budget in recognition of our declining GST share in WA.
“When this section of the NorthLink WA project is complete, journey times are expected to be halved and 80 per cent of heavy vehicles will be redirected from Great Northern Highway.
“The NorthLink WA project is going to be a boost for the region supporting over 1,000 jobs.”
The Liberal Government has committed $820 million and the Western Australian Government has committed $204 million for the NorthLink WA project.
All sections of NorthLink WA are expected to be completed by mid-2019.