Rockingham opens its gates to the Kwinana Freeway

Media Release


11 August 2014

Joint release with:

Dean Smith

Senator for Western Australia

The Australian Government is getting on with delivering the infrastructure for the 21st century with today's opening of Kulija Road as the new gateway into the City of Rockingham.

Completion of the project means that for the first time Rockingham has a dedicated motorway from the Kwinana Freeway.

This project provides a non-stop route directly into Rockingham, slashing travel times for over 4,000 vehicles every day.

The Australian Government's contribution towards this project was first announced by the Howard Government, so it's great to finally see it completed for the benefit of thousands of motorists.

Senator for Western Australia Dean Smith joined excited residents in Baldivis today to officially open Kulija Road.

Now complete, Kulija Road will provide direct access to the major industrial area and port facilities of Rockingham, Kwinana, Garden Island and the Fremantle Outer Harbour.

In addition to reducing travel times for commuters, Kulija Road will also lower noise and pollution in nearby neighbourhoods by diverting trucks from residential roads.

The Australian Government is investing a record $4.7 billion in world class infrastructure across Western Australia to unlock the state's economic capacity by boosting productivity, slashing travel times and creating thousands of new jobs.

The Australian Government provided $6.7 million towards this project; Rockingham City Council provided another $10.7 million; and the Western Australian Government contributed land, valued at approximately $10.3 million.