Member for Jandakot Yaz Mubarakai said he was delighted funding had been earmarked for a widening of Armadale Road as part of the Federal Government’s 2018-19 budget.
Funding for a number of WA projects was agreed on between the state and federal governments only months after the government said it would not provide money for projects other than the Perth Freight Link.
Included in these projects was a widening of seven kilometres of Armadale Road between Anstey and Tapper roads.
Mr Mubarakai said it was an important and much-needed piece of infrastructure.
“This section of Armadale Road is a busy east-west corridor which has been in dire need of an upgrade due to vast population growth,” he said.
“Not only is this road important for connecting residents to Cockburn Central train station and the freeway but also as an economic transport corridor connecting Tonkin Highway to the Henderson industrial area and the Latitude 32 precinct.”
The widening will cost about $145 million and Mr Mubarakai said it would create 850 jobs.
He also said a feasibility study into a light rail route linking Armadale to Cockburn along Armadale Road would soon be conducted.