New Lord Street



We are working in partnership with the City of Swan and CPB Contractors to deliver the New Lord Street project. Upon completion in mid-2018, the project will reduce congestion and cut journey times for residents of Ellenbrook, Brabham, Dayton and other surrounding suburbs.

This high quality, dual carriageway road will connect Reid Highway and Gnangara Road, removing one the major bottlenecks on our local road network – the southbound approach to the Marshall Road roundabout, where queues during the morning peak can extend to 2.5 kilometres.


Project fact file

New Lord Street

  • New Lord Street will be located approximately 200 metres to the west of the existing Lord Street in the former Perth-Darwin National Highway corridor.
  • Roundabouts constructed at the intersections of New Lord Street with Park Street and Youle-Dean Road.
  • A shared path will run adjacent to the road, providing improved access to Whiteman Park for cyclists and pedestrians.

Existing Lord Street

  • The redistribution of through traffic to New Lord Street is expected to reduce congestion on the existing Lord Street, which will be retained to service the growing residential suburbs of Brabham and Dayton. 
  • It will also continue to provide a bus corridor between Ellenbrook and Bassendean, with a new bus station, new stops and bus priority measures.
  • A new park and ride facility will be built along the route in Henley Brook to encourage more motorists to catch public transport.

Upcoming activity

  • Office compounds are expected to be installed on-site mid-2017. The office will house our project staff for the duration of construction.
  • A program to relocate native animals is scheduled to begin in June. This activity will be carried out by experienced consultants in preparation for road reserve clearing. 
  • Initial clearing activities are expected to begin in late June. These works will take place at the Whiteman Park entrance and in the road reserve between Gnangara Road and Park Street. 
  • Earthworks will begin around the project area in the coming months as the design moves towards its final stages. Plant and machinery will be delivered to the project site in the lead up to the works.

Lane closures will be in place on Henley Street and Lord Street from 25 July to 4 August to facilitate survey works. Read our Traffic Update for more information.


Traffic changes

The existing Lord Street entrance to Whiteman Park will be closed from mid-June to December while a new entrance is being constructed. A temporary access to Whiteman Park will be available off Lord Street, located approximately 200 m south of the existing entrance. Please view our May 2017 newsletter for the closure location and alternative route.


Expected timeframe

  • Variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project - May 2017
  • Construction start – May 2017
  • Construction completed – mid-2018



In April 2017, Premier Mark McGowan announced the start of New Lord Street project, noting that a variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit was being negotiated. As a result of the variation, the dedicated bus transit way between Marshall Road and Ellenbrook Town Centre was removed from the project, with concept planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line commencing.


Further information


If you have any questions or wish to find out more about the New Lord Street project, please email the project team

For enquiries relating to local bus services, please contact Public Transport Authority at


Modified: 08 Aug 2017