About this report

Our Annual Report informs the Parliament, Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Western Australians, and other stakeholders of who we are, what we do and the services we have provided over the last 12 months.

We take the opportunity to highlight specific achievements against our outcomes as part of sharing what we have achieved on behalf of the community of Western Australia. In addition, we seek to show the value created through initiatives we have undertaken and to identify future opportunities and challenges that will influence delivery of our services into the future.

Our Annual Report is primarily an online document that summarises the performance and key achievements of each of our service areas for the financial year ended 30 June 2023. We detail our material issues and activities for improving service delivery reflecting the strong commitment we have to our customers.

In preparing this report, we have utilised the Global Reporting Initiative framework ‘core’ option and have sought to adopt Integrated Reporting. Throughout we use icons to indicate the key resources consumed as inputs for our business activities. This approach allows us to demonstrate both how we create value over time and the benefits to stakeholders.

In addition, we have reported in line with the Financial Management Act 2006 (WA) and the 2023 Western Australian Public Sector Reporting Framework.

Your comments, thoughts and feedback on our approach or on any aspect of our Annual Report are welcome.

The year that was

  • July
    • Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge wins at Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards
    • Upgraded Coolgardie-Esperance Highway at Emu Rocks opens to traffic
  • Aug
    • Staged opening of Leach Highway bridge over Welshpool Road
    • Hosted Curtin University’s Girls in Engineering Tomorrow program
    • LGBTQIA+ Ally network launched
  • Sept
    • New joint Main Roads & Transport office opens in Geraldton
    • Gordon River South – upgrades to section of Albany Highway completed
    • Civil Construction Industry Employment Sustainability Forum held to attract skilled people to deliver civil construction projects
  • Oct
    • Four Awards received at Civil Contractors Federation WA Earth Awards
    • Wheatbelt Region transitions to delivery of maintenance and some minor capital works in-house
  • Nov
    • Matagarup Bridge dynamic load testing undertaken
    • Mid-West Gascoyne transitions to delivery of maintenance and some minor capital works in house
    • Australasian College of Road Safety recognises the Low- Cost Urban Road Safety Program
    • Celebrating 10 years since the opening of the Heavy Vehicle Services Help Desk, it averages 32,000 calls per year servicing the freight industry
  • Dec
    • ITS Masterplan and Roadmap 2022-23 released
    • Hay Street Bridge and Mandurah Bridge receive recognition for delivered outstanding bridge structures and design at Austroads Bridge Awards
    • Outback Way project recognised by Institute of Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA) award for Best Practice in Corporate Social Values
  • Jan
    • Albany Ring Road hits 50% completion
    • Mitchell Freeway Extension project participates in Blue Tree Project supporting conversations around mental health
  • Feb
    • Staged reopening of Great Northern Highway following repairs after damage from Cyclone Ellie
    • First Extra Low Voltage (ELV) traffic signal on Roberts Road, in Subiaco
  • Mar
    • Coolgardie – Esperance Highway Upgrade Project complete
    • Ground breaking for Causeway Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges project
  • Apr
    • Road Train Domain campaign launched providing guidance on sharing the road with long vehicles
    • Contract for replacement of three bridges from Halls Creek to Kununurra awarded
    • Redcliffe Bridge, one of the busiest in the state turned 35
  • May
    • Annual Report recognised with four awards at the IPAA WA WS Lonnie Awards, including Best Annual Report of the Year
    • Construction on causeway access to Fitzroy River Bridge begins
    • Support and traffic management for High Voltage event in Fremantle
  • Jun
    • Annual Report recognised as the best in Australasia at the Australasian Reporting Awards gala event taking out Report of the Year
    • Work starts on Halls Creek to Kununurra Bridges project replacing three single lane bridges
    • Regional Road Safety Program recognised by the Australian Road Safety Foundation at the 12th Annual Australian Road Safety Awards

A word from our leadership

"The past year has marked a period of consolidation for us as the Western Australian economy steadily recovered after two challenging years of COVID-19 related disruptions and uncertainty."

Peter Woronzow

Commissioner of Main Roads

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"Our focus continues to be on ensuring our road network meets the needs of everyone in the community, including industry and our many stakeholders."

John Erceg

Managing Director of Main Roads

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The Honourable Rita Saffioti, MLA, Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Transport; Tourism

To the Honourable Rita Saffioti, MLA

Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Transport; Tourism

In accordance with section 63 of the Financial Management Act 2006 (WA), I hereby submit for your information and presentation to the Parliament of Western Australia, the Annual Report of Main Roads Western Australia for the financial year ended 30 June 2023.

The Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Management Act and any other relevant written law.