Everything You Need To Know About Perth’s Transport Infrastructure Upgrades

By Sophie Oddo
7th May 2021

If there’s one thing Perthies love, it’s being outdoors. Not only are we blessed with magnificent weather almost all year round, but our backyard is also loaded with crystal clear beaches, lush greenery, rivers, parks, and endless natural wonders to bask in. 

So, to help us continue celebrating Perth, the WA Government has been busy fast-tracking some epic projects that will help us to become even more acquainted and better connected with our beautiful city. 

The Projects

Building for Tomorrow is a $6.5 billion dollar program of works that is helping to build around 80 major rail, road, coastal, and cycling projects over the next few years to help improve Western Australia’s transport network. With 50 road projects in the works, everything from highway upgrades, to new road projects and safety upgrades are underway to help make our city even better. In addition to roads, railway facilities such as Claremont Station are being upgraded along with four new rail lines, including the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and up to 18 new stations to help make for a seamless public transport system.

Bike riding enthusiasts fear not, as there are over 150 kilometres being added to the cycling network to help make transport safer and easier for all, including the new Causeway Cyclist and Pedestrian Bridge over the Swan River, new shared pathways, many as part of rail projects such as the Yanchep Rail Extension and upgrades all going ahead as part of the infrastructure improvements. Boaties can also share in the excitement as coastal infrastructure receives some TLC, with everything from marina upgrades at Two Rocks, to Port Hedland's new Spoilbank marina. To check out the full list of projects, click here.

What It Means

In the short term, these projects will help provide loads of economic benefits by way of local employment, traineeships, apprenticeships, and contract opportunities for WA businesses. In the long term? Well, with over 80 projects in the works, our city, and regional areas will become better connected, congestion and travel time will be reduced and you’ll have plenty more options of how to get around. It’s a win-win.

While the government is doing its best to minimise disruptions, unfortunately sometimes it can be unavoidable. So, to stay in the loop be sure to check their website to stay up to date of what’s happening in your area. Just remember, every construction sign you see is a sign of great things to come. 

Exploring this big, beautiful place we call home and staying connected has never been easier thanks to the WA Government’s new and improved cycle, rail and road networks. For more information on how these exciting projects are driving jobs and our COVID recovery, see here.

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