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Christian Porter delivers funding for Stock Road

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The Federal Liberal Government has announced an investment of almost $15 million to build Stock Road, a project which will provide a critical link between NorthLink WA and Great Northern Highway.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the $14.79 million announcement, which was delivered through the Federal Liberal Government’s Regional Growth Fund, saying the positive impacts of this critical piece of infrastructure could not be understated.

“This project will not only mean faster and safer travel in and out of our communities, it will also help unlock the economic potential of the entire region,” Mr Porter said.

“The Stock Road Connection will provide a critical link to the billion dollar NorthLink WA project, and importantly, allow the South Bullsbrook Industrial Precinct and the Bullsbrook Intermodal Freight Terminal to be developed.

“The South Bullsbrook Industrial Precinct and the Bullsbrook Intermodal Freight Terminal will expand freight into our northern corridor, providing industry access to regional, interstate and international markets.

“This will catalyse enormous employment opportunities in the region and do wonders for the local economy.”

It is estimated the development of Stock Road has the potential to generate enough activity to support up to 25,000 indirect opportunities over the next 15 years and to generate additional opportunities for the local transport industry.

The connection builds upon the $820.8 million dollars delivered by the Federal Liberal Government to build NorthLink WA, a project which will provide a freeway between Morley and Muchea.