For the third budget released by the McGowan Government, an amount of $1.52 billion will be used for eight road projects to be constructed. This is the highlight of the latest budget to be released in May which is expected to benefit Perth container transport, businesses and all the residents.
According to the details from Rita Saffioti, the transport minister, and Mark McGowan, premier, the construction is expected to begin in 2020 and it will result to the creation of about 7,000 jobs.
The funding will be coming from the State and Commonwealth. The project will answer to the most pressing issues of the roads such as congested intersections and the busy corridor for the entire length of Tonkin Highway.
Construction will also cover the bottleneck of the Tonkin Highway stretching the length of the Swan River starting at the Guildford Road until the Great Eastern Highway.
Premier Mark McGowan said that these projects will be the highlight of the budget and aims to improve the current eastern suburbs. This will solve the congestion problem and will make it possible for motorists to reduce the time they spend on the road and stuck in traffic.
He added that they made sure they managed the financial aspects well and ensured that Western Australia will get the essential funding they need from the Commonwealth. Ever since, they have been investing in roads as well as the Metronet which is proving to have a good impact in the economy as well as open up opportunities to create more jobs.
It is expected that by 2020, they will already begin working on the Tonkin Highway and the government estimates that additional 520 jobs will open. For the widening of the Tonkin Highway, they are going to use $58 million of the fund from the state and $232 million will come from the Federal funds. For the upgrading of the Welshpool road and Kelvin road including the Hale Road flyover, 73 million will come from the state and $293 from Federal.
After the construction works are over, a Perth container transport company will have better roads to use which is beneficial for businesses.