Funding announced for long awaited Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation

Andrew Hastie, Murray Shire president David Bolt and Assistant Transport Minister Scott Buchholz on the main street of Pinjarra.
Andrew Hastie, Murray Shire president David Bolt and Assistant Transport Minister Scott Buchholz on the main street of Pinjarra.

THE main streets of Pinjarra will soon be safer thanks to a $22 million investment by the Federal Government to build the long-awaited Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said more than 690 trucks drove down the main street of Pinjarra every day.

“As our region continues to grow that number will rise,’’ he said.

“If we had done nothing, Pinjarra’s roads would be at capacity, causing serious congestion and increasing the likelihood of a bad accident.

“The deviation will get heavy vehicles out of the CBD, making Pinjarra safer for locals.

“It will also increase the productivity of local industry.

“Trucks will no longer have to slow down and wait for lights as they pass through town.”

Mr Hastie hailed the funding as a major win for Pinjarra and the Peel region.

He said the funding was part of an extra $1.6 billion investment announced this week for critical infrastructure across Perth and Mandurah.