Construction commences on $125m Stephenson Avenue Extension WA

Monica Gameng   |   August 22, 2020

Construction is now underway on the $125 million Stephenson Avenue Extension project in the City of Stirling in Western Australia. Works on Stage 1 of the project is being undertaken by local contractor, Densford Civil Pty.

In addition, Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Stage 2 works has been released to market and will be open for applications until 2 September 2020.

“Getting these works underway to extend Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road through to Cedric Street and the Mitchell Freeway, in Stirling, is about creating a pipeline of jobs, making the daily commute easier for residents and workers, and delivering what we said we would.

“Once completed, the project will connect the commercial business areas and provide better access to Mitchell Freeway, Scarborough Beach Road and Cedric Street along with unlocking private investment and jobs in a key CBD hub outside of Perth,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

The Stephenson Avenue Extension is going to be delivered in phases:

  • Phase 1 – Stephenson Avenue between Scarborough Beach Road and Sarich Court
  • Phase 1A – Sarich Court connection to Cedric Street, to be delivered by the City of Stirling
    • Two lanes in each direction with traffic signalised intersections
    • New local road connections to Ellen Stirling Boulevard at Oswald Street and Howe Street
    • On-street parking
    • Pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • Phase 2 – Stephenson Avenue connection to the freeway, to be delivered by Main Roads WA
    • New freeway interchange

PLAN-Stephenson-Ave-Extension-16DecSource: Main Roads WA

“The Stephenson Avenue Extension project is part of a wider transformation of Perth’s roads that will provide local business, residents and commercial enterprise with an improved transport network.

“The Morrison Government has invested billions of dollars into key WA infrastructure that is helping create and support local jobs,” Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said.

The Western Australian Government is committed to working with industry for the delivery of this project that support local businesses as well as create more local jobs.

“We estimate this project alone will support 800 jobs and complements other investments in transport infrastructure including the Mitchell Freeway southbound widening works from Cedric Street to Vincent Street and the extension of the Mitchell Freeway north to Alkimos.

“This project will also better connect pedestrians and cyclists to Stirling Station through the construction of a principal shared path,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

The Stephenson Avenue Extension project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments, each contributing $65 million and $60 million respectively.

 

Source: Government of Western Australia; Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; Main Roads WA; City of Stirling

Monica Gameng
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