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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

Gateway WA now complete

Media Release


12 April 2016

Joint release with:

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP

Prime Minister

Senator The Hon. Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

The Hon. Dean Nalder MLA

West Australian Minister for Transport

The Gateway WA project has been completed almost a year ahead of schedule and under budget.

This project has delivered a safer and more efficient transport network around Perth Airport and the freight and industrial areas of Kewdale and Forrestfield.

The Gateway WA project is the largest road project undertaken in Perth to date which was jointly funded through a $676 million investment from the Federal Government and $310 million from the Western Australian Government.

The project, which at its peak employed over 1,000 construction workers, delivers a fully upgraded road network around Perth Airport and nearby Forrestfield and Kewdale industrial estates.

As a result, the Gateway WA project means commuters and businesses have better and safer access to the airport and surrounding industrial areas.

This is another example of the Australian and state governments working together to build world-class infrastructure that will help unlock the economic capacity of Western Australia.

The Gateway WA project involved the construction and upgrade of five main interchanges, widening Tonkin Highway to six lanes between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway and upgrading Leach Highway between Tonkin Highway and Orrong Road to expressway standard.

It incorporates road and bridge improvements, around 21 kilometres of shared path and local connections for pedestrians and cyclists, approximately seven kilometres of noise/screen walls, a major landscaping program and the use of Intelligent Transport System technology.

The Gateway WA project will ease congestion, improve safety and reduce delays for the thousands of road users who access the airport and surrounding areas every day.

The road network now has the capacity to cater for increasing demand. The number of passengers travelling to and from Perth Airport is expected to double in the next decade and freight transport movements within the Kewdale Industrial Precinct are also expected to double by 2030.

The Gateway WA project was delivered by an alliance consisting of CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors), Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E, together with Main Roads Western Australia.