Plan for Tonkin Highway to be extended to Forrest Highway near Pinjarra

Plan for Tonkin Highway to be extended to Forrest Highway near Pinjarra

A TRANSPORT plan to ensure Perth’s bus network, rail links, roads and cycleways grow in order to cater for a population of 3.5 million was launched by Transport Minister Dean Nalder today.

The Perth Transport Plan for 3.5 million People and Beyond includes Tonkin Highway extended to Forrest Highway, south of Pinjarra.

The Minister said high-frequency bus services running every five minutes were proposed from the Mandurah line stations in the Rockingham, Warnbro and Mandurah areas.

The plan was developed over two years by transport planning experts, based on extensive research and modelling. It is Perth’s most comprehensive transport plan in two decades.

Mr Nalder said planning for transport options to accommodate an extra 1.4 million people would help maintain Perth’s status as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

“Improved road and freight networks, tunnels and river crossings will also play a part in our future network, keeping the city vibrant, connected and productive,” he said.

“While this is a plan prepared by transport planning experts, everyone has a right to have a say on what we aspire our city to look like.

“The Liberal National Government will be consulting with local governments, industry and the community during the next three months.”