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Leighton Contractors awarded WA’s Mitchell Freeway Extension

Thursday 30th April, 2015

Mitchell Freeway Extension

9 Apr 15

Leighton Contractors has been selected by Main Roads Western Australia to deliver a six kilometre extension of the Mitchell Freeway in Perth’s North-West corridor. The contract, for the design and construction of the freeway, will generate revenue of approximately $160 million.

The Mitchell Freeway Extension from Burns Beach Road, Joondalup to Hester Avenue, Clarkson will improve access and travel time to Perth’s far northern suburbs, facilitating residential and business development and employment opportunities in the area.

Leighton Holdings Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “This award points to the strong pipeline of work ahead over the mid-to-long term as governments across Australia continue investing in urban infrastructure programs.

“Delivering new and upgraded transport infrastructure is a core capability for the Leighton Group. We are pleased to continue working with Main Roads WA to deliver enduring assets that are enhancing Perth’s transport system and generating significant community and economic benefits.”

The extension from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue will consist of two lanes in each direction, with the capacity to add a third lane in the future. North-bound and south-bound carriageways will be constructed on either side of the northern suburbs railway line. The project also includes:

  • Principal shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Extension of Neerabup Road east from Connolly Drive to Wanneroo Road
  • Duplication of Hester Avenue from Hidden Valley Retreat to Wanneroo Road
  • Grade-separated interchanges at Burns Beach Road, Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue.

Detailed design work will commence in April 2015 and construction is expected to commence in mid-2015. The freeway extension is planned for completion by mid-2017.

At its peak, project construction will provide employment for approximately 244 people.

Leighton Contractors has a strong presence in Western Australia and has previously worked with Main Roads WA on several major projects.

source: http://www.leightoncontractors.com.au/news-and-media/news/leighton-contractors-awarded-was-mitchell-freeway-extension/

Size Does Matter: A Lot

Sunday 5th September, 2010

Size does matter - a lot.As reported in this article published in The Sunday Times September 5th 2010, – “The large lot is not dead – there is big demand from West Australians for lifestyle blocks of 1ha or more, agents say”.

The Yanchep/Two Rocks District Structure Plan

Saturday 7th August, 2010

Yanchep/Two Rocks District Structure PlanThis is the map of the recently approved “St Andrews Structure Plan” for the Two Rocks/Yanchep area which establishes clear long term objectives to
guide the urbanization of the Two Rocks area. Breakwater Estate is included within the study area of the Structure Plan.

Breakwater Estate is physically separated from the future urbanization of Two Rocks by a 1 kilometre wide barrier of Regional Open Space. The future extension of the Mitchell Freeway defines the Estates eastern boundary. The boundaries create a clearly defined enclave of special rural lots unaffected by the future urban development of Two Rocks. The Estate will be a secluded Special Rural Haven with all the amenities and services that a sophisticated urban area can provide on its door step. The Two Rocks Structure Plan covers the period of 2010 to 2060 and current indications are the construction of the Mitchell Freeway extension will not commence until 2035.

Yanchep Rail Closer

Sunday 9th May, 2010

Yanchep Rail Closer

As reported in this article published in The Sunday Times May 9th 2010, a train link to Yanchep is currently being investigated by the State Government.