Advocacy - Road, Freight and Rail


The City has been working with the community and key stakeholders to further extend the Mitchell Freeway to Romeo Road in Alkimos. The extension to Hester Ave was opened on 3 August 2017.

Mitchell Freeway extension to Hester Avenue opening

In March 2019, the Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road was declared fully funded with a commencement date of 2020. 

The extension will cost approximately $215m and has been funded 50/50 by Federal and  State Governments. 

It is expected to create 1,200 construction jobs and will enable greater connectivity for the northern suburbs both north to Indian Ocean Drive and south to Perth and Peel. 

Road projects

Widening Wanneroo Road - cost $31m ($24.8m Federal fundning and $6.2m State funding)

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Wanneroo Road widening project

Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange - cost $65m

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Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road Interchange project

Widening of Marmion Avenue - cost $23m

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Marmion Avenue widening project

Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange - cost $50m

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Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange project

Extension of Mitchell Freeway to Romeo Road - cost $215m

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Extension of Mitchell Freeway to Romeo Road project

The City has also received funding under the Road Improvement grants and black spot road safety funding programmes which are implemented according to the City’s capital works schedules. Ongoing advocacy effort is being given to getting Flynn Drive dualled.


The City is working to clarify and examine the freight issues affecting the City and more importantly the freight interconnections between the City and the wider region. WA and National attention is being given to the role freight plays in supporting and stimulating the economy. The City has taken a broad approach to its review taking into account road, rail, air and sea freight impacts for the City.

For more information click below:

Advocacy: Freight information sheet



Along with a call for the Mitchell Freeway extension the City has worked with the community to secure the rail to Yanchep. This has been an ongoing issue which the City and community have been working on for a long time.

With Yanchep identified by Government as a strategic metropolitan centre under the 2010 planning hierarchy transport connections for the current and future needs of residents and business is essential.

For both the 2016 Federal election and the 2017 State election this along with Mitchell extension was the main focus.

Following the 2017 State election it was announced by Premier McGowan that the rail extension would be funded under the METRONET programme being developed for WA.

With a combined budget of $1.056 billion, the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension is a joint funding arrangement of $700 million from the Commonwealth and $356 million from the WA Government.

Three stations will also be developed at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep.

Up to date information on the rail extension including information for the stations can be found by clicking below:

Yanchep Rail extension project

In December 2017 Council restated its commitment to having the future East Wanneroo rail corridor located within the East Wanneroo urban area so as to achieve better transport and land use integration.