Project

Tonkin Highway Improvements

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Tonkin Highway Improvements

The WA Government is undertaking improvements to the Tonkin Highway corridor. The Tonkin Highway is a 44-kilometre north-south highway and partial freeway in Perth, Western Australia, linking Perth Airport with the city's north-eastern and south-eastern suburbs. 

Tonkin Highway improvements include:

  • Tonkin Highway Extension Stage Three - extending the Tonkin Highway from Thomas Road in Oakford to the South Western Highway south-east of Mundijong, including grade separations at Thomas, Orton and Mundijong Roads and South Western Highway and a grade separated interchange at Bishop Road
  • Tonkin Highway Gap - widening, reconfiguring and implementing managed motorway technologies to resolve the current gap in service levels, and
  • Tonkin Highway Grade Separations - Hale, Welshpool and Kelvin interchanges - constructing grade separations at these high priority intersections.
     

Key Dates

May 2018 Project Announced
Jan 2021 Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
WA Government

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 The program was allocated funding as part of a $1.2 billion funding package announced in the 2019-20 WA Budget.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (long-term, 10-20 years)
Resources
Major Contract

Tonkin Highway Extension - Stage Three

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Tonkin Highway Extension - Stage Three

The WA Government is undertaking improvements to the Tonkin Highway corridor. The Tonkin Highway is a 44 kilometre north-south highway and partial freeway in Perth, Western Australia, linking Perth Airport with the city's north-eastern and south-eastern suburbs. 


The Stage Three Extension project will extend the Tonkin Highway from Thomas Road, Oakford to the South Western Highway, south east of Mundjiong. 

The project will include:

  • 16.5 kilometres of four lane dual carriageway
  • an upgraded intersection at Thomas Road/Tonkin Highway
  • new intersections at Orton Road, Mundijong Road and South Western Highway
  • a new grade separated interchange at Bishop Road
  • bridges over the existing freight rail line and Perth to Bunbury passenger rail line and Wright Road
  • a shared use path along the eastern side of the Tonkin Highway corridor, connecting to local path networks
  • an equestrian and pedestrian / cyclist underpass under Tonkin Highway at Abernethy Road, and
  • associated service roads and modifications to local government roads and intersections.

Key Dates

Mar 2021 EOIs Open
Apr 2021 EOIs Close
2021 Expected Contract Award
2022 Expected Construction Commencement
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
WA Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Main Roads Western Australia

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 The project was allocated funding as part of a $1.2 billion funding package announced in the 2019-20 WA Budget.
Jan 2021 Main Roads Western Australia hosted an industry workshop to seek feedback from contractors for the delivery of the Tonkin Highway Expansion project. Feedback from the workshop will inform the delivery and contract type.
Mar 2021 Main Roads Western Australia opened Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the project, closing on 20 April. The department also announced that the project will be delivered as an Alliance contract.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (long-term, 10-20 years)
Resources
Media releases
14/04/2019
21/01/21
Major Contract

Tonkin Highway Gap

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Tonkin Highway Gap

The WA Government is undertaking improvements to the Tonkin Highway corridor. The Tonkin Highway is a 44-kilometre north-south highway and partial freeway in Perth, Western Australia, linking Perth Airport with the city's north-eastern and south-eastern suburbs. 

The Tonkin Highway Gap project will involve upgrading the section of the Tonkin Highway between Collier Road and the Great Eastern Highway. It is expected that this will resolve a 'gap' in service levels and infrastructure between Gateway WA and Northlink WA.

The upgrades include:

  • additional traffic lanes in each direction between Collier Road and Dunreath Drive
  • new bridges over the Swan River, Guildford Road, Railway Parade, the Midland Line railway and Dunstone Road
  • upgrades to the Guildford Road and Great Eastern Highway interchanges
  • a new shared pedestrian and cycle path with bridges, underpasses and local connections, and
  • noise walls, lighting and amenity improvements. 

Key Dates

Aug 2019 EOIs Open
Sep 2019 EOIs Close
Jun 2020 Contract Award
Jan 2021 Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
WA Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Main Roads Western Australia
Successful Tenderer: The Tonkin Gap Alliance comprising BMD, Georgiou, WA Limestone, BG&E and GHD

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 The project was allocated funding as part of a $1.2 billion funding package announced in the 2019-20 WA Budget.
May 2020 The project's preferred proponent, the Tonkin Gap Alliance was announced.
Nov 2020 The project's early works commenced.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Major Contract

Tonkin Highway Grade Separations - Kelvin, Hale and Welshpool Roads

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Tonkin Highway Grade Separations - Kelvin, Hale and Welshpool Roads

The WA Government is undertaking improvements to the Tonkin Highway corridor. The Tonkin Highway is a 44-kilometre north-south highway and partial freeway in Perth, Western Australia, linking Perth Airport with the city's north-eastern and south-eastern suburbs. 

The government has committed to grade separating various intersections, with Kelvin Road, Hale Road and Welshpool Road identified as key priorities for upgrade.

Key Dates

Apr 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
WA Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Main Roads Western Australia

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 The project was allocated funding as part of a $1.2 billion funding package announced in the 2019-20 WA Budget.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Western Australia | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (long-term, 10-20 years)
Resources
Media releases
14/04/2019