Rezoning Of Land At Baldivis Enables First Dual-Direction Freeway Service Centre

Rezoning Of Land At Baldivis Enables First Dual-Direction Freeway Service Centre

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Western Australia Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

Approval Paves Way For Perth’s First Dual-Direction Freeway Service Centre

Victor P Taffa

Traffic travelling in both directions of the Kwinana Freeway will soon have the convenience of Perth’s first freeway service centre with the rezoning of land at Baldivis.

The land is located on the Kwinana Freeway south of the intersection with Mundijong Road and comprises two sites which straddle the Kwinana Freeway.

Planning Minister John Day said two portions of land on Paparone Road Baldivis, are now zoned ‘Special Use Freeway Service Centre’ following the gazettal of the local planning scheme amendment.

“This amendment makes provision for the future development of two freeway service centres on opposite sides of the freeway.” Mr. Day said.

Perth’s freeway network now extends outside the urban area and the provision of freeway service centres is necessary for road safety and the convenience of the travelling public.

Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the freeway service centres would provide an opportunity for rest breaks which would reduce driver fatigue and allow people using our freeway network to easily access service facilities.

“In time the freeway service centres will be similar to those located in the Eastern States and overseas, providing the 24-hour convenience of fuel, refreshments, emergency breakdown repairs and restroom facilities.” Mr. Buswell said.

“These service centres will provide the opportunity for quality rest breaks which more effectively reduce driver fatigue and are favoured over rest areas.”

There is also land zoned in the Shire of Murray local planning scheme for additional Freeway Service Centres approximately 1 km south of Paull Road on the Forrest Highway in West Pinjarra.

These proposed service centres have current planning approval and the State Government is working with the proponents to progress this.

Mr. Day said as the population of Western Australia grows our freeway network would inevitably extend further into regional areas to cater for a larger volume of travelling public.

“The provision of freeways service centres will become an important infrastructure provision on these transport routes.” Mr. Day said.”

WA Minister for Transport Troy Buswell

WA Minister for Transport Troy Buswell