May 17, 2016

Labor to make North Lake Bridge a reality

An elected Shorten Labor Government will provide $80 million toward the cost of building the North Lake Bridge over the Kwinana Freeway, linking North Lake Road with Armadale Road.

It will reduce travel time, improve safety, and upgrade access for thousands of local residents.

Today Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, joined Labor Candidate for Fremantle, John Wilson, and Labor Candidate for Burt, Matt Keogh, at the future project site on Armadale Road.

They were joined by Armadale Mayor, Henry Zelones, and Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, who are the key drivers of the Community Connect South campaign.

Labor understands that congestion at Cockburn Central is already an increasing problem. It’s limiting the growth and prosperity of the south metropolitan region, and creating an unwelcome flow on effect for the rest of the city.

Labor stands for jobs and for productive, sustainable and liveable cities. That’s why we are increasing productivity and reducing travel time for families and businesses.

The construction of the North Lake Bridge will boost jobs, and will be a welcome upgrade for residents in Piara Waters, Harrisdale, Hilbert, Haynes, Banjup and Forrestdale.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $160 million, and will be funded in partnership with the Western Australian State Government.

With the Liberals cutting infrastructure funding by more than 20 per cent during their first term in office, the people of Perth know that only a Shorten Labor Government will deliver the infrastructure that they need.