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

Regional Road Safety package for WA roads

Media Release

DC305/2017

11 October 2017

Joint release with:

Rita Saffioti

WA Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands

  • $55.25 million committed under Regional Road Safety Package
  • 16 road upgrades to include widening, sealing, overtaking lanes and intersection improvements

The Federal and Western Australia Governments today announced the successful projects to receive funding under the new $55.25 million Regional Road Safety package.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said 16 projects were selected based on an assessment of crash risk and road safety audits.

“From the Great Southern Region to the Pilbara we are improving safety and boosting freight efficiency for regional industries by delivering more accessible roads for heavy vehicles,” Mr Chester said.

“We are committed to better, safer roads to reduce the number of crashes leading to deaths and serious injuries. That is why we are investing in road widening, shoulder sealing, new overtaking lanes, intersection improvements and other important safety upgrades.”

Western Australian Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said the projects included in the package had been prioritised based on factors such as economy of scale, deliverability and cost effectiveness.

“The upgrades will include improvements to major regional routes such as the South West Highway, Railway Road, Indian Ocean Drive, Brand Highway, the Great Northern Highway and the North West Coastal Highway,” Ms Saffioti said.

“Project values range from $1.5 million toward the Goldfields Highway and the Great Northern Highway to $11 million for curve improvements, intersection upgrades and two new bridges on Albany Lake Grace (Amelup curves).”

The Regional Road Safety package is part of the $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package to improve safety, ease congestion and keep the economy moving in Western Australia.

The Australian Government has committed $44.2 million and the Western Australian Government has committed $11.05 million to fund the Regional Road Safety package. The upgrades will be undertaken between 2017–18 and 2019–20.

A full list of successful projects and funding

Road NameDescription of WorksTotal
GREAT SOUTHERN REGION
Albany Lake Grace (Amelup curves) Widen and reconstruct substandard curves, upgrade intersections and construct two bridges. 11,000,000
Northam Cranbrook Road Widen and seal shoulders 2,500,000
SOUTH WEST REGION
South West Highway Widen and seal shoulders 2,000,000
Railway Road Widen and seal shoulders 2,100,000
MID WEST-GASCOYNE REGION
Brand Highway Construct two passing lanes 5,000,000
Great Northern Highway Widen and seal shoulders 1,500,000
Indian Ocean Drive Construct four passing lanes 7,000,000
GOLDFIELDS ESPERANCE REGION
Goldfields Highway Widen and seal shoulders 1,500,000
Goldfields Highway Widen and overlay 4,600,000
Coolgardie-Esperance Highway Construct passing lane 2,500,000
Coolgardie-Esperance Highway Construct passing lane 2,500,000
WHEATBELT REGION
York-Merredin Road Reconstruct, realign and widen 2,500,000
York-Merredin Road Reconstruct and widen 2,400,000
PILBARA REGION
North West Coastal Highway Widen and seal shoulders 2,000,000
Great Northern Highway (between Auski Roadhouse and Port Hedland) Construct two passing lanes 4,000,000
North West Coastal Highway (between Karratha and Roebourne) Construct passing lane 2,150,000
Total 55,250,000

Attachments

Western Australian Regional Road Safety package Map PDF: 7669 KB ReadSpeaker