Perth Airport Precinct – Northern Access Project Update August 2022
Dear NRPG members,
You may be interested to know the outcomes of the recent public consultation on two main roads projects affecting Kalamunda Rd.
President, NRPG Bushcarers
|Click here to view this email in your browser.Perth Airport Precinct – Northern Access ProjectKalamunda Road Rail Bridge ReplacementGreat Eastern Highway Bypass and Kalamunda Road Interchange Community Feedback – What We Heard! To enable future development of the Perth Airport North Precinct, a grade separated interchange will be constructed at Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Kalamunda Road and the existing load limited Kalamunda Road Bridge over rail will be replaced with a new four lane bridge with full load carrying capacity. Between June 24 and July 25, we asked for feedback on the proposed new Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Kalamunda Road Interchange to help inform our planning and shape development of design options. We heard from a diverse cross section of the community who shared their feedback and ideas, including potential improvements. The feedback received was substantial in detail, describing concerns and ideas for consideration by the project team. Top three themes The feedback identified three key themes as being priority considerations for the local community as follows:Maintain local access – maintaining access to Kalamunda Road via Barker Road and maintaining access to the Guildford Cemetery. Environmental heritage and protection – preservation of bushland, minimising removal of vegetation, replanting of shrubs & trees along the roadside, and protecting cultural heritage.Pedestrian and cyclist access – shared paths that keep cyclists and pedestrians separate from traffic (particularly heavy vehicles), extension of the shared path network along Kalamunda Road, and safe pedestrian crossings. You can read the full Community Feedback Report at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/great-eastern-hwy-bypass-kalamunda-rd What next? Your feedback will inform development and selection of a preferred design concept for the new interchange that considers what is important to the local community and balances the needs of road users, local businesses and residents. We plan to confirm and share the preferred design concept with the community in late 2022. At this time, we will provide the community with an opportunity to view design concept plans, ask questions, and provide further feedback. Further information If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Main Roads on 138 138 or email us at [email protected]. You can subscribe to future Project Updates and read more about the project at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/great-eastern-hwy-bypass-kalamunda-rd|