Newly Elected McGowan Govt Begins To Renegotiate Roe 8 Contract

Newly Elected McGowan Govt Begins To Renegotiate Roe 8 Contract

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

Renegotiating Roe 8 To Create More Jobs And Reduce Congestion

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  • State Cabinet endorses negotiations to begin between Main Roads and Roe 8 Alliance partners
  • Delivering WA Labor’s election commitment to immediately begin renegotiating the Roe 8 contract upon forming government
  • By not proceeding with Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link $1.7 Billion in funding can be redirected to real congestion-busting projects
  • Community input to rehabilitation works on the Roe 8 site to get underway

Newly elected McGowan Government has moved swiftly to begin renegotiating the $440 Million Roe 8 contract to deliver new jobs and help reduce traffic congestion across the metropolitan area.


“We were elected with a clear mandate and we are getting on with the job, delivering our election commitments.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Our decision to not proceed with the deeply flawed Perth Freight Link project was carefully thought through in the long-term interests of all West Australians.”

Main Roads has been directed to work with the Roe 8 Alliance partners to begin negotiations and bring forward alternative projects that will reduce congestion across Perth suburbs.

Western Australia State Government is managing the renegotiation process in an orderly and responsible manner to ensure any costs are kept to a minimum, existing jobs are secured and new job opportunities are created in the process.

WA Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti









“It was a reckless and irresponsible move for the previous government to sign this contract so close to the election, however we are hopeful our approach will minimise the costs to taxpayers.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

“It is our aim for the renegotiation to provide new employment opportunities for the Roe 8 workforce and new road projects that deliver the best outcomes for West Australians.”

As part of the revised scope of the Roe 8 contract, the project site in Coolbellup will be carefully cleared of any contaminants by the project team before a community-based revegetation program will be rolled out.