Stockland told the Gazette it would invest about $8 million on the road upgrades surrounding its 1800-home Calleya project, one of the latest residential community development in Perth’s South West.
The news should be welcomed by commuters using the two roads to get to Jandakot Airport and the carpark on Knock Place, with traffic congestions a key problem in the area.
Stockland’s residential development manager Callan Ainsaar said the roads would be upgraded by 2017.
‘Negotiations have been finalised and the agreement with the City of Cockburn has been executed,’ he said.
‘Stockland is fully funding the road upgrades with the potential for other developers to retrospectively contribute, should surrounding land parcels be developed in the short term.
‘The road upgrades will be finished by Christmas 2017 and, by that time, there is likely to be approximately 200 homes at Calleya.’
Cockburn director of engineers and works Michael Littleton said the upgrades would come in stages, with upgrades kicking in depending on land upgrades and projected demand.
‘Timing will coincide with the rate of development, transport demand and the need to deliver a functional and aesthetic entry. At this stage that is estimated to be in 2017,’ he said.
The first residential lots at Calleya are expected to be released next month.