The Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Main Roads WA.
This billion-dollar project involves a major upgrade to the road network surrounding Perth Airport and the freight and industrial hubs of Kewdale and Forrestfield.
It focuses primarily on Tonkin Highway, between Great Eastern Highway and Roe Highway, and Leach Highway, between Orrong Road and Perth Airport.
The need for this project has been driven by the expected doubling of passenger air travel and the road freight task over the next decade, coupled with proposed consolidation of the Perth airport terminals.
This area of Perth is arguably WA’s most important transport interchange, where road, rail and air services meet to facilitate the movement of people and goods that are essential to the economy of both the state and the nation.
The project is being jointly funded with the Federal Government contributing up to $686.4 million and the State Government contributing $317.5 million.
The Project Map is available for viewing. Visit the Gateway WA website for further information on the current status and upcoming works.
The scope of the project is outlined in a Project Master Plan. Construction commenced in 2013, with project completion expected by 2016 prior to consolidation of the domestic and international airport terminals.
The project includes:
The Gateway WA Project is a national infrastructure priority driven by the expected doubling of the freight task and passenger air travel between now and 2031. Infrastructure Australia identifies the Gateway WA project as a nationally significant project under its Competitive International Gateways goal to improve Australia's trade performance.
The Gateway WA project will achieve the following two primary objectives:
Gateway WA has been commissioned by the State Government to construct approximately 2.6 kilometres of noise / amenity walls along the western side of Roe Highway in High Wycombe. These walls will mitigate traffic noise and provide privacy screening for local residents.
Gateway WA has been awarded a new package of works to construct a grade separated interchange and install noise / screen walls at the Roe Highway / Berkshire Road intersection.
The $45 million package of works will provide much needed relief at the heavily congested intersection and eliminate one of the State's worst black spots by providing free-flow movement along Roe Highway.
For further information, please contact the Gateway WA Team: