08 November 2019   

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The Mitchell Freeway extension from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road has reached a major milestone, with expressions of interest for the design and construction of the project now open.

The freeway extension will service the rapidly growing north-western suburbs of Butler, Yanchep, Alkimos and Eglinton as well as areas to the east including Nowergup.

 

The suburbs of Yanchep, Alkimos and Eglinton - which had a population of about 3,000 people in 2006 - are now home to about 30,000 people.

 

State Government population forecasts indicate the area will be home to about 118,000 people by 2031 - about 1.5 times Mandurah's population of around 80,000.

 

Construction is expected to commence in late 2020, subject to all environmental and heritage approvals being obtained from the relevant Commonwealth and State regulatory authorities.

 

The $215 Mitchell Freeway Extension project, Hester Avenue to Romeo Road, is jointly-funded by the Australian ($107.5 million) and Western Australian ($107.5 million) governments.

 

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