The contract for Phase 2 of the $165 million Stephenson Avenue Extension has been awarded to Acciona, Clough and WSP under an alliance contract.
When complete, the project will provide a new connection from Cedric Street to Scarborough Beach Road, including a new grade-separated Mitchell Freeway interchange to replace Cedric Street and local road links to Ellen Stirling Boulevard.
The Stephenson Avenue Extension Phase 2 project scope also includes:
- A Smart Freeway southbound on-ramp;
- A $90 million upgrade to the Stirling Bus Interchange from an 18-stand facility to a 30-stand bus interchange;
- A new road connecting Sarich Court to Cedric Street west of the freeway, including a new bridge for Stephenson Avenue over the new road;
- A new Principal Shared Path on the east side of the Mitchell Freeway from Telford Crescent to Civic Place, including an underpass under Stephenson Avenue; and
- New shared paths along Stephenson Avenue and connections to the new Principal Shared Path.
Phase 2 is being delivered by Main Roads and major works are expected to commence early 2022 with completion in late 2023.
Phase 1 of the Stephenson Avenue Extension is being delivered by the City of Stirling and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Major works underway include:
- Extension of Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road through to Howe Street;
- New local road connections between Stephenson Avenue and Ellen Stirling Boulevard at Oswald Street and Howe Street;
- On-street parking; and
- A new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.
The project will support the local economy, creating an estimated 800 jobs over both phases.
The Stephenson Avenue Extension and Stirling Bus Interchange projects are jointly funded by the Morrison Government and State Governments, with each contributing $127.5 million.
The Stephenson Ave extension is being funded under the Morrison Government's Urban Congestion Fund.
Comments attributable to Federal Member for Stirling, Vince Connelly MP:
"This result is a massive win for Stirling residents. The Morrison Government's investment in this project will help deliver more local jobs, improve amenities, and create a vibrant community."
"Not only will this project ease traffic congestion, but it will also unlock large areas of land for new commercial development, helping the City of Stirling achieve its vision for a second CBD outside of Perth."