Western Australia
Wed 18 January 2017

Road, water and land projects announced

It’s been a big month for state government infrastructure announcements, with numerous contract and project announcements in the road, water and land development sectors.

The Government announced that it has approved an investment of $2.2 million to support the final stages of the $9.3 million Capel Civic Precinct development. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/Funding-approved-for-Capel-Civic-Precinct.aspx

Downer Group has been awarded a $5.342 million contract to upgrade 2km section of Great Eastern Highway in Mundaring. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/Joint-media-statement-Great-Eastern-Highway-upgrade-contract-awarded.aspx

Georgiou Group has been named head contractor for the transformation of Scarborough’s beachfront. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/51-million-dollar-contract-to-transform-Scarborough.aspx

The Government has given Main Roads WA go-ahead to pursue plans for a new 48km section of Great Northern Highway to provide a western bypass of Bindoon.  https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/Bindoon-bypass-corridor-selected.aspx

Funding of $37 million to the Myalup-Wellington Water for Food project will address rising salinity levels at Wellington Dam and expand agricultural irrigation in the South-West. The funding will be used for irrigation infrastructure including a redeveloped Burekup Weir and a new pipe network. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/37-million-to-refresh-Wellington-Dam.aspx

The second of three construction contracts for the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA has been awarded to the Great Northern Connect Team – a joint venture between BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd.


Construction has started on a $3.3 million infill sewerage project in South Bunbury.


A $65 million project to seal the Broome to Cape Leveque Road is now fully funded with the Liberal National Government committing $12.5 million in the Mid-year Review, in addition to the Commonwealth’s contribution of $52.5 million. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2016/12/Funding-for-Broome-to-Cape-Leveque-Road.aspx

Detailed designs of how Bunbury’s Koombana Bay is expected to look once its $24.9 million revitalisation is complete have been unveiled. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/Delivering-a-world-class-tourism-precinct-for-Bunbury.aspx