New Swan River bridge to be built as part of WA Recovery

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A further $60 million has been invested into additional cycling infrastructure.
Artist impression of new bridge next to the Causeway

As part of the WA Recovery Plan, a further $60 million has been invested into additional cycling infrastructure.

A new pedestrian and cycling bridge will be constructed across the Swan River, taking pedestrians and cyclists off the existing Causeway bridge.

It’s estimated the bridge will cost around $50 million, with tenders to be released in 2021. Main Roads will enter into an alliance arrangement, ensuring work is completed by local WA companies.

A further $10 million has been funded for other cycling projects, including:

  • $3 million to deliver the Soldiers Road Shared Path, connecting Mundijong to the Byford Town Centre
  • $2 million to construct a north-south bicycle route along Bennett Street in East Perth, connecting Riverside Drive to Royal Street
  • $2 million to deliver an east-west bicycle route along Moore, Wittenoom and Nile Streets in Perth and East Perth, helping connect Barrack Street Bridge to Matagarup Bridge
  • $1.5 million to deliver path and lighting upgrades along the existing shared path that connects Waterbank Perth to the Matagarup Bridge
  • $1.5 million to improve safety and connectivity around RAC Arena.

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Page reviewed 26 August 2020