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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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Russell Road upgrade for Aubin Grove project

An overhaul of road conditions south of Perth will see the State Government increase the capacity of the Russell Road bridge and improve intersections on Russell and Gibbs roads as part of a $105 million cash injection in this year’s State Budget for the new Aubin Grove train station project.
 
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the $105 million project was a prime example of the Government creating an integrated network that linked roads to public transport and parking to improve traffic flow, providing residents with choices about their mode of transport.
 
The wider bridge over the Kwinana Freeway will allow better movement of buses and cars around the station, including access to its 2,000-bay car park.
 
“This is great news for road users in Perth’s southern suburbs,” Mr Nalder said.
 
“This significantly enhances the Government’s spending commitment to Aubin Grove and is another great example of our co-ordinated approach to transport planning.”
 
Mr Nalder said West Australians had a wide choice of transport options, with the Government making a significant investment since 2009 in roads, buses and rail and cycle paths.
 
“We are building an integrated transport network across car, rail, bus, bikes, ferries, taxis, and freight which will provide better transport options with more choices.  This integrated network is smarter. We are using innovation and technology to make what we have work harder,” he said.
 
Treasurer Mike Nahan said: “We are investing in transport infrastructure in an unprecedented way to meet the needs of our growing State, and giving people across Western Australia better choices in efficient transport.
 
“We are planning and prioritising for the exploding population. We have a plan to meet the future needs of a growing State.  We understand that a modern city and State must have an efficient transport network for social and economic reasons.”
 
Mr Nalder said the Liberal National Government believed in smart transport ‘so it's not just about investing more, it's about investing smarter’.
 
“These road works will greatly improve station access, as well as the general connectivity of Perth’s southern suburbs.  Importantly, it will make using public transport even more attractive for people intending to drive and park at the station,” he said.
 
The Public Transport Authority will work with Main Roads WA to progress the design and develop the scope of works, for expected delivery in early 2017.  The station and bridge will be delivered by the same contractor to minimise disruption and create cost efficiencies.
 
Fact File

  • The station design is a joint venture with Coniglio Ainsworth Architects and MPS Architects in conjunction with Georgiou
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