|Client||Main Roads WA|
|Construction period||November 2012-2016|
This project is the largest road initiative undertaken by Main Roads WA.
Jointly funded by the State and Federal governments, the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project is preparing the city for future growth. It will provide much-needed improvements around Perth Airport, as well as the nearby Kewdale and Forrestfield industrial estates.
Gateway WA incorporates road and bridge improvements, local road modifications, facilities and connections for pedestrians and cyclists, noise walls, landscaping, innovative urban design and the use of intelligent transport system technology.
This iconic project requires a strong visual urban design. It is considered a gateway project to Perth that will leave an impression on residents and visitors to Western Australia.
A community focus
Stakeholder consultation was a key component of the project’s planning study that began in mid-2010. Opinions and ideas shared through consultation influenced key project decisions relating to road design, access arrangements, environmental management, amenity for pedestrians and cyclists, and urban design aesthetics.
As the project advanced, the team continued to work with Main Roads WA, local councils and Perth Airport to ensure the views and knowledge of local residents and businesses are taken into account.
The project has actively pursued opportunities that lead to sustainable outcomes. Where possible, the team was taking steps to conserve vegetation and established trees, protect the habitats of native flora and fauna, and salvage plant material for reuse.
The project has been approved by the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, and operates under a series of Construction and Operation Environmental Management Plans, which outline the management of key environment risks.
The project has been honored at the 2016 Civil Contractors Federation (WA) Earth Awards: It has won the Category 6 Earth Award for projects valued at more than AUD 75 million. In addition, Gateway WA achieved the second highest Infrastructure Sustainability rating for a completed infrastructure construction project in Australia.
A number of sustainable initiatives delivered by the Alliance team led to the achievement of the “Excellent” As Built rating awarded by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and the subsequent Earth Award, including: