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Tonkin Highway Gap

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$290,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$232,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Town of Bassendean,City of Bayswater,City of Belmont

Project Description

Tonkin Highway is part of Perth’s Principal Road Freight Network that serves key activity centres such as Perth Airport and the Kewdale Freight Terminal.

The project will upgrade a section of the Tonkin Highway from Collier Road to Dunreath Drive. The upgrade is expected to resolve a ‘gap’ in service levels and infrastructure between two Australian Government funded projects - Gateway WA and NorthLink WA.


The project will:

  • improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
  • improve road safety and reduce congestion for all road users


The Australian Government has committed $232 million towards the $290 million project.


The project started construction in November 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 3/11/2020