Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Wanneroo Road-Morley Drive intersection upgrade, Balcatta

Funding Program:Urban Congestion Fund
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Stirling

Project Description

The project upgraded the intersection at Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive, Balcatta to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and minimise the risk of accidents occurring.

The Wanneroo Road - Morley Drive Intersection has been identified as the third worst intersection in the Perth metropolitan area for congestion and frequency of crashes. The intersection also has a high volume of public transport (bus) movements throughout the day, with peak period performance being impacted heavily by congestion. The project upgrade will alleviate traffic congestion as well as improving safety and accessibility for both roads users and pedestrians.


  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times


Australian Government funding: $10.0 million

This includes $2.5 million of additional funding provided in the 2021-22 Budget

Western Australian Government contribution: $10.0 million

Total: $20.0 million


This project started in late 2021 and was completed in mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022