ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION



ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION
House:LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL- QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
Date:WEDNESDAY, 14 October 1998
Member:
Member:Kelly, Hon Norm
Criddle, Hon Murray
Subject:ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION
Page:2036 / 2

ROE HIGHWAY EXTENSION

288. Hon NORM KELLY to the Minister for Transport:

(1) With regard to the planned extension of Roe Highway, when will the stages to the following be commenced and completed -
      (a) Kwinana Freeway to Rupert Street; and
      (b) Albany Highway to Welshpool Road?

(2) Is the minister aware that the uncertainty about when these stages will be completed is having a detrimental effect on local small businesses and residents?

(3) What action will the minister take to alleviate this uncertainty?

Hon M.J. CRIDDLE replied:

I thank the member for some notice of this question.

(1) (a) Construction of the Roe Highway from Rupert Street, now referred to as the Kenwick link, to Nicholson Road, will commence in 1998-99 and is scheduled to be completed by late 2003. The Nicholson Road to Kwinana Freeway section is programmed to commence in 1999-2000 and to be completed in 2006.
      (b) Construction of the Albany Highway to Welshpool Road section is planned to commence in early 1998-99 and to be completed in 2001-02.
          The completion of those projects is obviously subject to variation, as the member would understand.

(2)-(3) I am not aware of any detrimental effect. In order to assist the people concerned, local businesses and residents are given regular project newsletters to keep them informed of the project. The latest newsletter was distributed last month.