Fi­nal stage of North­link WA breaks ground

Ellenbrook Advocate - - FRONT PAGE -

CON­STRUC­TION of the fi­nal stage of North­link WA be­tween El­len­brook and Muchea has started, with the project set to im­prove safety and ease con­ges­tion.

The $1.02 bil­lion project will sup­port more than 7000 di­rect and in­di­rect jobs and shift 80 per cent of heavy ve­hi­cles from Great North­ern High­way.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said it would de­liver stronger, more ef­fi­cient road con­nec­tions be­tween in­dus­trial ar­eas.

“North­link WA will con­trib­ute to po­ten­tial fu­ture em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties by con­nect­ing to cur­rent and fu­ture in­dus­trial ar­eas. Im­por­tantly the new road will take heavy traf­fic away from roads in the Swan Val­ley, which will boost safety and po­ten­tial as a tourist des­ti­na­tion,” she said.

The north­ern sec­tion of North­link WA is due to be com­pleted by mid 2019.

Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Ur­ban In­fra­struc­ture Paul Fletcher said the project would im­prove safety on WA roads.

“North­link WA north­ern sec­tion is the fi­nal piece in this $1 bil­lion project to im­prove safety and ease con­ges­tion on lo­cal roads,” he said,

Stake­hold­ers and mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and lo­cal govern­ment break ground on the fi­nal stage of the North­link WA project.

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