Construction has started on a new gateway to Rockingham – a $28 million extension to Mundijong Road.
Planning Minister John Day said the extension would be an important connection between the Kwinana Freeway and major industrial areas and ports in Rockingham, Kwinana, Garden Island and the Fremantle Outer Harbour.
“It will also serve as a link between the Kwinana Freeway, the Rockingham city centre and the Stirling Naval Base,” Mr Day said in a statement.
“The road extension will involve full earthworks, construction of a single carriageway and new intersections on Baldivis, Millar and Mandurah roads.”
The project is jouintly funded by local, state and federal governments.
The City of Rockingham has tipped in $9.1 million, the federal government $8.7 million, while the state government contributed the land for the extension, valued at around $10.3 million.
“Jobs will be created throughout the construction process which will deliver an important boost to the region,” Mr Day said.
Mr Day said South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman had been instrumental in getting the project started.