State Development

Facilitating Economic and Regional Development


Expand the road network in accordance with state and Commonwealth governments' transport and land use strategies to support the state's economic and regional development.

About the program

The program includes road network expansion, major infrastructure and bypass projects, predominantly making up the most complex works we deliver.


Target 2.60%

Return on expenditure was lower than the target and lower than last year's result


Target 90%

Contracts completed on time exceeded target showing continued strong performance


Target 90%

Contracts completed on budget exceeded target showing continued strong performance

Program expenditure $ million 2021589 2022483 2023471

Looking Ahead

Works planned for next financial year include:

  • Albany Ring Road
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road
  • Reid Highway Altone Road & Daviot Road and Drumpellier Drive Grade Separations
  • Manuwarra (Red Dog) Highway
  • Tonkin Highway Extension (Thomas Road to South Western Highway)
  • Mitchell Freeway Extension (Hester Avenue to Romeo Road)
  • Wanneroo Road Duplication Dunstan Road to Romeo Road

Some of these are already underway; visit the Projects and Initiatives section of our website to find out more.

Key Projects

Project Total Project Cost ($ Million) 2022-23 Cost ($ Million) Completion Date Description
Great Southern Region
Albany Ring Road 215.0 65.1 Mid 2024 Construct a heavy haulage freight route around the City of Albany for transport of goods to and from the Port of Albany.
Metropolitan Region
Mitchell Freeway Extension 232.0 103.0 July 2023 Extend Mitchell Freeway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road.
Mid-West Gascoyne Region
Granary Drive – Ellen Brook crossing 5.0 3.5 June 2023 Replacement of bridge.
Pilbara Region
Karratha Tom Price – Manuwarra Red Dog Highway 380.0 39.6 Late 2026 Construction of route linking Karratha and Tom Price.