Ellen Brook Bridge has officially opened
The $6.37 million bridge will reduce travel times and provide an essential transport link for expanding nearby residential areas
The Liberal Government invested more than $3 million in the project
Shorter travel times and stronger transport links for Perth’s North-East are now a reality thanks to today’s opening of the Ellen Brook Bridge on Railway Parade.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the new bridge will help to reduce congestion in the area and serve as an alternate access point for emergency services.
“This bridge has been one of the area’s top priorities and provides an essential transport link for expanding nearby residential areas,” Mr Porter said.
“The opening of the bridge will improve community connections, making it easier for people to get around by reducing congestion and travel times and increasing road safety.
“This is a great example of the Liberal Government supporting our communities through its Building Better Regions Fund, contributing more than $3 million to this project.
"The City of Swan has worked hard to get this project off the ground and I am happy that I have been able to help them see it become a reality – it’s so great to see the bridge open.”
City of Swan Mayor, David Lucas said the new bridge will provide added connectivity to the residents of Ellenbrook, Aveley and The Vines.
“This $6.37 million project will cut travel times and connect residents east and west of the Ellen Brook. This growing area needs continued infrastructure investment as we look towards a population of more than 75,000 residents as well as new communities in Upper Swan,” Cr Lucas said.
The Ellen Brook Bridge was funded under the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund ($3.06 million) and Roads to Recovery Program ($85,501), with the City of Swan contributing $2.29 million and the Avid Residential Group Pty Ltd contributing $928,526.