The second of three construction contracts for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA has been awarded to Great Northern Connect (GNC) — a joint venture between BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd.
The contract will provide extra road capacity to Perth's north-east, which is a priority given that the Ellenbrook is expected to grow to 47,000 by 2031.
Both state and federal environmental approvals were granted in accordance with requirements under the Western Australian Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. GNC will begin design work on the 17 km link between Benara Road and Maralla Road, and the 4 km section of Reid Highway between Malaga Drive to Altone Road. Construction is expected to start by mid-2017.
NorthLink WA will provide better access to Ellenbrook and for people making rural lifestyle choices. There will be fewer traffic lights to keep vehicles moving and improve travel times, resulting in less congestion on local roads.
Cyclists and pedestrians will also enjoy a new separate and continuous four-metre wide shared path.
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