FEDERAL BUDGET BUILDING SAFER PINJARRA
The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver for better roads and rail across Canning, providing more funding through the 2022-23 Budget for infrastructure projects that will create jobs, benefit locals, and drive economic growth.
$178 million will be contributed toward the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation.
The builds on $22 million previously committed to stage one. The funding will be used to construct a deviation from the Greenlands Road intersection and travel east around the town, reconnecting with the South Western Highway.
Construction of the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation is expected to support 525 direct and indirect jobs. The Morrison Government is also committing $145 million for a major upgrade to Thomas Road in Serpentine Jarrahdale, and a further $200 million to the Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said these projects will make local roads safer, create an easier route for freight, and boost the economy.
“Population and industry around the Peel region is growing fast,” Mr Hastie said. “More than 690 trucks travel through Pinjarra each day and this deviation will help make the town safer for locals, and transit easier for truck drivers.
“This $178 million is on top of the $22 million we have previously committed and means we can build the entire eastern Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation at once.
"I acknowledge Shire of Murray President David Bolt for advocacy on this project. It's a pleasure to work collaboratively with local leaders like David on important issue like this."
“This investment through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our Government has already made in Canning.”
“Construction has started on the Lakelands Train Station, and we have just opened the new car park at the Mandurah station. We are also funding the Mandurah Estuary Bridge duplication, Tonkin Highway extension, Byford rail extension, and making improvements to Thomas Road in Serpentine Jarrahdale.”
“The Morrison Government will continue to invest in projects that keep commuters safe and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.”
For more information on investments, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au