Federal Budget Building Safer Thomas Road


The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver funding 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.

$145 million will be contributed for a major upgrade to Thomas Road in Serpentine Jarrahdale.

The project will build a new grade separated interchange at the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Thomas Road, and duplicate approximately 2.8 kilometres of Thomas Road east of Tonkin Highway toward the South Western Highway. It will also include 2.8 kilometres of new Principal Shared Path along the southern verge of Thomas Road.

This project is expected to support 525 direct and indirect jobs.

It builds on $33 million already committed by the Morrison Government to upgrades and improvements along Thomas Road, including at the Nicholson Road and Kargotich Road intersections.

The Morrison Government is also allocating an additional $200 million in the 2022-23 budget toward the extension of the Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension, which will extend it to the South Western Highway, south of Mundijong Road. This brings the federal contribution to the Tonkin Highway extension to $604 million. The budget also includes an additional $178 million for the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation.

Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said these projects will make roads safer, reduce travel times and boost the economy.

“The Morrison Government’s record infrastructure investment continues to deliver for the people of Serpentine Jarrahdale,” Mr Hastie said. “SJ is growing fast, and the Morrison Government is investing in better roads to make local travel easier and safer.

“I’ve heard from a lot of people in Byford concerned about safety along Thomas Road, and so we are taking action. We are planning for a better future, giving locals the roads they need and deserve.

“These funding commitments will create jobs, boost business investment, and drive our economic recovery.”

“This investment through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our Government has already made in Canning.”

“We are also building the Tonkin Highway extension, Byford rail extension, and are making more improvements further west along Thomas Road. Down south we are building the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation, the Lakelands Train Station, and have just opened a bigger car park at the Mandurah station.”

“The Morrison Government will continue to invest in projects that keep commuters and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.”

“The Australian Government will continue to work with the state Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across Western Australia.

For more information on investments, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au