- McGowan Government commits $55 million in the 2021-22 State Budget to duplicate Mandurah Estuary Bridge
- Early development and planning works currently underway
- Key 2021 McGowan Government election commitment funded
The McGowan Labor Government has fully funded the Mandurah Estuary Bridge duplication as part of the 2021-22 State Budget, which will improve safety and traffic flow while providing better connections to the Peel region.
A second bridge will be built alongside the existing bridge, providing additional traffic lanes and support for the current structure, which is used as the primary connection to the southern part of Mandurah.
More than 500 local jobs will be created and supported during the project, creating a pipeline of work for local businesses.
The total project cost is $110 million, with $55 million already secured from the Commonwealth Government as part of the 2021-22 Budget.
More than 32,000 vehicles use the bridge each day, with 126 crashes over the five years ending 2020.
The upgrades will result in significant congestion reduction across the bridge, as well as addressing safety issues associated with motorists merging prior to crossing.
Early works being undertaken by Main Roads include environmental and heritage assessments, preliminary site investigations, concept design and stakeholder consultation.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"I know how frustrating this connection can be for locals, so I'm pleased we have fully funded this project.
"The Mandurah Estuary Bridge is a key connection between Mandurah and its southern areas and as the population of our second city grows, so will the traffic using this structure.
"This was a key commitment at the election and I'm proud we are getting on with the job and delivering for the Peel region."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Our Government is continuing to build on our $13 billion program of transport infrastructure projects.
"This project has been long awaited by the local community and I'm pleased we are able to get to work on this important commitment.
"Combined with our new METRONET Lakelands Station that is under construction, and our METRONET multi-storey car park under construction at Mandurah Station, this project will help ease congestion on our roads."
Comments attributed to Mandurah MLA David Templeman:
"The bridge duplication will not only make travel easier and faster for Mandurah people, it will create hundreds of job opportunities in the local area.
"I'm pleased to tell the community early works are underway and we look forward to delivering this $110 million project on behalf of everyone in Mandurah and the wider Peel region."
Comments attributed to Dawesville MLA Lisa Munday:
"The Mandurah Estuary Bridge is a key connection for the Dawesville community, with thousands of local people using it every day.
"The second bridge will make the journey north much easier, safer and faster. I am proud to be part of the McGowan Government delivering this important local project."
Comments attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:
"The State Budget is delivering so many terrific projects in and around the Murray-Wellington area, with the Mandurah Estuary Bridge set to create jobs and make the journey safer for thousands of local people.
"There are so many great local businesses in and around Murray-Wellington and this project will provide opportunities for workers and apprentices, while making our community an even better place to live."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
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