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Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

Another Milestone For Perth To Darwin Highway

Victor P Taffa

  • Planning for the Perth-Darwin Highway reaches new milestone
  • MRS amendment outlines proposed road reservation
  • $8 Million provided to commence necessary development work

The State Government today took another step along the road towards establishing a highway to connect Perth and Darwin.

Planning Minister John Day has approved for advertising a Metropolitan Regional Scheme (MRS) amendment that outlines the proposed road reservation between Bullsbrook and Muchea for the Perth to Darwin National Highway.

Mr. Day said the amendment was a key step in delivering the Perth to Darwin National Highway, an integral link in the State and national road network.

“Once built the highway will enhance transport efficiencies between Perth, the north-west of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.” Mr. Day said.

“The road concept and reservation have been designed to minimise overall environmental impacts, the number of residences directly impacted, and seeks to curtail land severance where possible.”

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the highway was a priority project and the State Government had provided $8 Million to commence the necessary development work.

“This is an important project for Western Australia and we intend to seek support and funding from the Federal Government as part of the next round of the National Building Program in 2014-15.” Mr. Buswell said.


WA Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

WA Minister for Transport Troy Buswell










“As well as providing a more direct link between WA and the Northern Territory, the highway will also become an important arterial road in the rapidly growing north-east corridor.” 

Fact File

  • Amendment report and associated plans available to public at office of Western Australian Planning Commission; Main Roads WA; cities of Perth, Swan and Fremantle; Shire of Chittering; and State Reference Library
  • Public submission period closes October 12, 2012

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