Our journey

Published: 21 January 2021, Updated: 26 January 2021

Since the Main Roads Board was formed in 1926, we have operated in an ever changing world. There have been world wars, the great depression and major advances in technology and transport.

Throughout the decades, we continue to build, maintain and manage main roads to keep you connected.

Explore our corporate timeline where we highlight major milestones throughout our history.

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If you have any historic images that relate to roads and infrastructure in WA, we would love to see them! Email them to enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

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Fun fact

Between 1921 and 1931, the number of vehicles in WA increased from 3,000 to 31,000!

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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