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Main Roads Western Australia
Gateway Link WA

The Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project has transformed the entry to Western Australia, upgrading the safety and efficiency of one of the most important transport hubs in the state.

Social benefits can arise from sustainable decisions being made on a project and one such example from Gateway WA was through urban design. The Grand Gateway at the Tonkin Highway / Leach Highway interchange will be the first and last impressions of many people visiting the state. The urban design in this area, as well as throughout the Gateway WA project scope, was an important consideration for the Gateway WA project team.*

Decisions that are made with a focus on sustainability can also lead to economic and cost advantages. Thoughtfully chosen materials for Gateway WA was another way the project team derived sustainable benefits for the project this includes the Cree LEDway with tool-less entry for easy maintenance. The project team looked at materials used for road construction to see if sustainable benefits could arise from the replacement of one material for another.

  • The Gateway WA project was the largest road project to date to be undertaken by Main Roads Western Australia.
  • The project delivered a suite of road network upgrades to improve freight and passenger movements around Perth Airport and the nearby Kewdale and Forrestfield industrial estates.
  • The project has provided an iconic ‘gateway’ to the city of Perth, connecting residents, visitors and businesses through a safe and efficient road network.
  • Gateway WA was jointly funded by the Australian ($676 million) and State ($310 million) Governments.
  • Main Roads awarded the Alliance contract by competitive tender in November 2012 to Gateway WA which comprised industry leaders; CPB Contractors (formerly Leighton Contractors), Georgiou, GHD, AECOM and BG&E.

*Excerpt from GatewayWA 


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