Construction of the new roundabout is now complete and the road fully re-opened to traffic.
Some lighting installation remains and will be completed by late 2022.
A new roundabout is being built at Great Northern Highway, Coondaree Parade and Apple Street intersection in Upper Swan.
The roundabout will accommodate the expected traffic flows generated by a planned residential development nearby and a new cycling lane will improve accessibility in the area.
Given the close proximity of this project to the habitat for the Western Swamp Tortoise, within the Ellenbrook Nature Reserve, a range of stakeholders have been consulted including:
- Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA)
- Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)
- Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
- Western Swamp Tortoise Recovery Team; and
- Friends of Western Swamp Tortoise Group
Consultation with DBCA has led to the inclusion of roadside table drain maintenance to the project scope, in an effort to improve water flow and quality into Ellenbrook Nature Reserve and the broader Ellenbrook catchment. A Western Swamp Tortoise Management Plan has also been developed to manage any potential direct and indirect impacts on the Western Swamp Tortoise and their adjacent habitat.
The project area was previously cleared of non-native flora we planted in the 1980s. Additional clearing of degraded, native vegetation will be undertaken in accordance with the conditions of our Statewide Clearing Permit.
The project has also been referred to the Environmental Protection Authority, receiving a ‘Not Assessed’ decision in July 2020.
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