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The Federal Government is working to ease traffic headaches in Stirling, committing $41.2 million to local infrastructure projects in the 2021-22 Budget.

It comes as part of a $1.3 billion infrastructure package which will boost economic recovery, ease congestion on key routes and support more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs in WA.

Key projects to be funded in Stirling include:

  • $7.2 million towards widening the Mitchell Freeway southbound between Cedric Street and Vincent Street to create four continuous lanes from Erindale Road to Vincent Street.
  • $2.5 million to upgrade the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive in Balcatta.
  • $31.5 million towards the METRONET High Capacity Signalling project to replace existing urban rail signalling and control systems with new advanced train control systems.

Federal Member for Stirling Vince Connelly said this funding injection is part of the Coalition’s plan to help Western Australia bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These projects will help support businesses and workers across Stirling, and ensure our road networks can support our community well into the future.

“The Wanneroo Road – Morley Drive intersection has been identified as the third worst intersection in the metropolitan area for congestion and frequency of crashes. I’m thrilled this project has been funded, with works to begin later this year.

“I know firsthand the frustration motorists feel when travelling through these areas, so this major commitment is a real win for the community.

“Not only will the works reduce congestion and cut travel times, they will also minimise the risk of accidents occurring and help keep us safe on our roads.”

Full details of the total investment in Western Australia will be released as part of the Federal Budget next Tuesday 11 May 2021.

For more information on investments in Western Australia visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au.



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