NorthLink WA Stage Two proponents shortlisted

Media Release


20 January 2016

Joint release with:

Dean Nalder

WA Minister for Transport

Three companies have been shortlisted to prepare detailed proposals for construction of Stage Two of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA initiative.

Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher announced today that the shortlisted companies are:

  • BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd as Great Northern Connect
  • CPB Contractors Pty Limited (formerly Leightons Contractors Pty Ltd); and
  • Lend Lease Engineering and Georgiou Group Pty Ltd as LLGJV.

“Stage Two involves construction of a freeway between Reid Highway and Ellenbrook, providing a safer and more efficient link to this important north-eastern metropolitan centre,” Mr Fletcher said.

“Providing extra road capacity to Perth's north-east is a key priority now and in the future, given the Ellenbrook population is expected to grow to 47,000 by 2031.

“The successful proponent for Stage Two is expected to be announced mid-2016.”

WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder said NorthLink WA Stage Two involves constructing a dual carriageway and full grade separations (bridges) from Reid Highway to Ellenbrook.

“This will improve services for regional traffic movements to commercial and industrial areas such as Malaga, Kewdale, Perth Airport and Perth CBD,” Mr Nalder said.

“NorthLink WA Stage Two includes flyovers at Beechboro Road North and Marshall Road, and interchanges at Hepburn Avenue, Gnangara Road and The Promenade at Ellenbrook.

“Construction work on Stage Two is expected to start in late 2016 and we expect to follow soon after with Stage Three commencing in 2017.

“Work on NorthLink WA Stage 2 is expected to be completed in 2019.”

The Australian Government is contributing $894 million and the Western Australian Government $223 million to the NorthLink WA project.