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Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Perth Link Roads

Perth Link Roads

The works

This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

This project will provide a divided dual lane highway (four lanes, about 4.5 km in length) around the western side of Perth, continuing on from the Perth-Breadalbane project, connecting in to Illawarra Road, and joining up at the South Esk Bridge.

Works will also include:

  • Northbound and southbound lanes being separated by a 2.1 metre-wide median and a central flexible safety barrier.
  • Audible edge lines.
  • Roundabout near the South Esk River Bridge.
  • Upgraded interchange at Illawarra Road.
  • Highway access ramps at the northern end of Perth.
  • Cycling path from Drummond Street to Illawarra Road.
  • Underpass for the existing rail line south of Illawarra Road.

This project is the final link in a dual carriageway along the Midland Highway, from Launceston to the south of Perth, Tasmania.

You can view recent drone footage of the project site below.

Current situation

In June 2018, Tasmanian joint venture VEC-Shaw was announced as the preferred contractor. Work has now started on the project, and construction is expected to be completed in 2020.

Concept design plans:

Link Roads overall (PDF 4.3 MB)

Northern interchange (PDF 2.9 MB)

Southern roundabout (PDF 3.6 MB)

Western interchange (PDF 3.6 MB)


North of Perth looking south (PDF 1.5)

South of Perth looking north west (PDF 2.8 MB)

South of Perth looking north east (PDF 1.9 MB)

Western interchange (PDF 1.8 MB)

Current status

Under construction

Start of works


Completion of works


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More information

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