Construction is set to begin this year on the Stephenson Avenue Extension after local contractor, Densford Civil Ptd Ltd, was announced as the preferred tenderer for phase one.
The project will be delivered in phases with the first phase managed by City of Sterling.
Construction will include extending Stephenson Avenue from Scarborough Beach Road to Sarich Court. New connections to Ellen Stirling Boulevard will be built at Howe Street and Oswald Street with construction expected to begin in August.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said phase two of the project is one of the 24 Western Australian transport projects being fast tracked to support local jobs during COVID-19.
“We anticipate seeking expressions of interest from industry in July to build phase two of the Stephenson Avenue Extension, with construction scheduled to begin early in 2021,” Ms. Saffioti said.
“This project will provide local businesses with a new transport network, connections for cyclists through the construction of a principal shared path and access to public transport.”
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan said it was positive to see a local company selected as the phase one preferred proponent to deliver this important project.
“This project is anticipated to create up to 100 local jobs, it’s projects like this that help support our economy and local businesses,” he said.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the works were part of a wider transformation of Perth’s road network with an unprecedented number of projects underway.
“Making sure we are injecting much needed infrastructure funds into the WA economy and creating jobs for hard working West Australians is a top priority as we make our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Stephenson Avenue Extension Project is jointly-funded by the Federal ($65 million) and State ($60 million) Governments.
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