Mitchell Freeway Extension - Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue

The Mitchell Freeway extension from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue is open to traffic.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Safiioti officially opened the project on 3 August 2017. 

The new 6 km section of freeway provides a direct access to and from Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue in Clarkson.

Roundabout controlled bridge intersections are in operation at Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue. View diagrams of the new intersections.

To improve connectivity, Neerabup Road has been extended from Connolly Drive to Wanneroo Road and a new intersection is operating at the Wanneroo Road, Flynn Drive and Neerabup Road intersection. This means road users will be able to exit the new freeway at Neerabup Road and continue east for direct access to Wanneroo Road and Flynn Drive or west for direct access to Connolly Drive.

Hester Avenue (between Hidden Valley Retreat and Wanneroo Road) and Wanneroo Road (between Hall Road and Hester Avenue) also follow improved layouts, having been widened to two lanes in each direction.



Together with CPB Contractors we designed and constructed the extension of the $236 million Mitchell Freeway project north to Hester Avenue, Clarkson.

Extending the freeway north will deliver improved transport efficiency in Perth’s far north suburbs, ease congestion on local roads, improve traffic flow and stimulate investment to enhance the development of the area.

The project delivered:

  • Six kilometres of dual carriageway in each direction, with capacity for expansion to three lanes in the future;
  • New interchanges at Burns Beach Road, Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue;
  • Shared Path for pedestrians and cyclist, including underpasses and a bridge;
  • Extension of Neerabup Road from Connolly Drive to Wanneroo Road;
  • Widening of Hester Avenue from Hidden Valley Retreat to Wanneroo Road;
  • Reconfiguration of Flynn Drive, Wanneroo Road and Neerabup Road intersection;
  • Widening of Wanneroo Road from Flynn Drive to Hall Road
  • Upgrading of Joondalup and Wanneroo Road intersection; and
  • Noise mitigation, where required.


Community and Environment

We are committed to delivering the project with respect for the community and environment.


Since 2013, we have worked with the community to develop the project design through a Community Reference Group (for copies of previous meeting minutes please contact the Project Team). This group has reformed as a Construction Reference Group (CRG) and will meet regularly during the delivery of the project.

The 25 member group consists of a range of representatives including local residents and businesses, community and environment groups and local government.


We are mindful of minimising the impact to the environment at every stage of construction. The team is implementing a range of proactive, environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives throughout the delivery of the project. For example before removing vegetation fauna is trapped and relocated and seed is collected for re-vegetation, as well as retaining topsoil and mulching cleared vegetation for re-use.



Media Releases:

A complete list of Archived Publications is available here.


Modified: 02 May 2018