Darren Chester chips-in $72m for Perth Link Roads project

The Perth Links Roads project will receive $72.5 million in federal government funding to improve travel times and safety around Perth.

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the Perth Link Roads project would be delivered two years earlier than scheduled.

Tasmanian Senator Jonathon Duniam said the project would connect the development underway between Symmons Plains and south of Perth, and from Perth to Breadalbane.

“The project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports, and also make the main street safer for pedestrians,” Senator Duniam said.

Tasmania’s Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said work was progressing well on the Midland Highway upgrade, with projects at Kempton to Melton Mowbray recently completed.

Construction on the Perth Link Roads project is expected to start in early 2018 and be completed in mid-2020, weather permitting.