WANNEROO councillors called for the Whiteman Yanchep Highway construction to be brought forward while saying it could be more than a decade away.
The council unanimously supported Main Roads WA’s latest alignment of the southern portion of the future road at its December 5 meeting.
Cr Frank Cvitan said the alignment of a bypass through state forest would avoid the “logistical nightmare” of previous suggestions it should go through the Wanneroo town centre.
However he said it could “be 2031 by the time this road is constructed” and he hoped it could be brought forward.
“These changes can’t come soon enough; 2031 is too long,” Cr Samantha Fenn said.
“This new corridor will assist the east-west traffic;
“Benefits will be even further reductions in traffic on our existing road network.”
The council voted to not support aligning the railway line with the highway, reiterating calls for it to pass through the future east Wanneroo urban area rather than the state forest.