Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Tenderers shortlisted to deliver a free flowing Mitchell Freeway

Media Release

PF055/2017

30 October 2017

Joint release with:

Rita Saffioti

WA Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

The transformation of Mitchell Freeway is one step closer with potential contractors shortlisted for the $40 million widening of one of Perth's critical road corridors.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said the project formed part of the Turnbull Government's $1.6 billion investment in the WA Infrastructure Package to support 17 new projects and provide a major boost to the state's economy, with around 6,000 jobs expected to be supported.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to boosting the economy and creating jobs for West Australians through investment in priority projects such as this,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The Turnbull Government is getting on with the job of delivering almost $7 billion worth of infrastructure projects in Western Australia.”

Western Australian Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said the Mitchell Freeway carries some of the highest traffic demands in Perth—up to 180,000 vehicles per day—making these works vital to keeping the traffic flowing between Perth's northern suburbs and commercial, residential and recreational facilities in the wider metropolitan area.

“The project works will include an additional lane for seven kilometres reducing the need for merging bottlenecks and improving congestion and safety along this stretch of freeway,” Ms Saffioti said.

“Further State funding will be allocated on top of the roadworks component to complete the missing link on the Pedestrian Shared Path from Glendalough Station to Hutton Street to improve infrastructure for both cyclists and pedestrians.”

The shortlisted tenderers, BMD Constructions Pty Ltd (WA), CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, WBHO Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd have been invited to submit proposals by February 2018, with construction expected to start between mid-2018 and completion by the end of 2019.

The Australian Government has committed $32 million and the WA Government $8 million to fund the upgrade.