West Coast Highway Planning Study

Ventnor Street to West Coast Parade, Scarborough

In planningFuture

We are planning to better connect the community to Western Australia’s iconic Scarborough Beach foreshore activity hub.

Animation of proposed concept

What's happening

To make sure our future road concept aligns with its key objectives, including local amenity, we recently sought community feedback through a survey on My Say Transport. The survey closed Friday 25 February 2022 and feedback is currently under review. A report on the survey responses will be made available by late March.

We are working with DevelopmentWA and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) to ensure the land required for this concept is protected, allowing construction if funding is provided in future.

It is then intended that DevelopmentWA will make amendments to the Scarborough Redevelopment Scheme to protect identified land requirements.

Planning Review

The planning review found a centrally-located, lowered road section in combination with parallel roads and multiple pedestrian crossing points at ground level as the most suitable solution.

This allows access to be maintained during construction and ensures the least possible impact on the natural and built environment, residents, businesses and passing trade, as well as visitors to the area.

We also assessed several other options, including road widening and a tunnel. Our concept offers the most benefits in terms of minimising property impacts, reducing travel times, improving safety, and providing local amenity.

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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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