Mitchell Freeway Extension - Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue

This project by Main Roads WA achieved a 'Commended' Design v1.1 IS Rating.



Extending the freeway north will deliver improved transport efficiency in Perth’s far northern suburbs, ease congestion on local roads, improve traffic flow and stimulate investment to enhance the development of the area.

The project will deliver:

  • Six kilometres of dual carriageway in each direction, with capacity for expansion to three lanes in the future;

  • New interchanges at Burns Beach Road, Neerabup Road and Hester Avenue;

  • Shared Path for pedestrians and cyclist, including underpasses and a bridge;

  • Extension of Neerabup Road from Connolly Drive to Wanneroo Road;

  • Reduced pressure and improved safety on the local road network

  • Improved connectivity between business and employment nodes in the North West Corridor and the wider Perth Metropolitan area

  • Improved potential for investment and job creation within the North West Corridor

    "Since 2013, the local community has been consulted and has helped to develop the project design. Issues surrounding sustainability have been identified as key concerns from project conception; whether it be minimising impacts to Neerabup National Park or increasing connectivity between residential and industrial precincts. Sustainability is fundamental to both stakeholder and client expectations and as an organisation we are striving to imbed these principles in our business practices."


  • Rating Type Road
  • Rating Score 40
  • Registered Date April 2015
  • Certified Date September 2017
  • State WA
  • Suburb Neerabup
  • Assessor Tim Williamson
  • Capital Value $200 Million
  • Other Key Stakeholders Main Roads WA


For more information about this project, visit the Main Roads WA website.