Funding sought to dual parts of Yanchep Beach and Pinjar roads

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The City of Wanneroo has applied for funding to dual a section of Yanchep Beach Rd and part of Pinjar Rd. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE City of Wanneroo has applied for funding for dual carriageways on sections of Yanchep Beach and Pinjar roads.

In June Wanneroo councillors supported an officer’s recommendation to apply for funding to turn Yanchep Beach Rd into a four-lane carriageway from Marmion Ave to west of Spinnaker Blvd.

The Yanchep Beach Rd dual-carriageway proposal includes shared path upgrades on the south side, missing concrete path construction on the north side and an upgrade of the Yanchep Beach Rd and Marmion Ave roundabout to provide dual lanes.

The Pinjar Rd duplication proposal is for a dual carriageway from Joondalup Dr to Golf Links Dr-Jewel Way including roundabout approach pre-deflections and a shared path upgrade.

The Yanchep Beach Rd dual-carriageway proposal includes an upgrade of the Marmion Ave roundabout to provide dual lanes.

Councillors endorsed the submission of both projects to Main Roads WA for consideration in the 2025-26 metropolitan regional road program (MRRP).

The Yanchep Beach Rd dual-carriageway project is estimated to cost $15.4 million with the city applying for a grant of $10.2m.

The Pinjar Rd duplication project is estimated to cost $2.7m with the city requesting funding of $1.7m.

An officer’s report presented to the June 18 council meeting said the plan was for Yanchep Beach Rd to be eventually upgraded to a dual carriageway standard over its entire length east to Wanneroo Rd.

The Yanchep Beach Rd dual-carriageway proposal finishes west of Spinnaker Blvd.

“The time frame for this will be impacted by state government funding to extend the Mitchell Fwy and changes to traffic patterns after this, the ongoing development of the Yanchep city centre and the impact of the Yanchep rail on traffic movements,’’ the officer’s report said.

“Administration will continue traffic monitoring to determine when future submission to the MRRP can be made for funding for the continuation of upgrades along Yanchep Beach Rd.

“The grant submission for Yanchep Beach Rd includes $500,000 funding in 2025-26 for the preparation of a detailed design for the road, with service relocations and construction occurring in the following years.’’

The Yanchep Beach Rd dual-carriageway project is estimated to cost $15.4 million with the city applying for a grant of $10.3m.

The report said Pinjar Rd was planned for future duplication to the north to Flynn Dr.

But current traffic volumes and MRWA strategic modelling traffic growth projections indicated that this was not required in the short to medium term.

“This will continue to be monitored and administration will prepare future submissions to the MRRP for funding once it becomes a priority.

An estimated budget for the Yanchep Beach Rd and Pinjar Rd dual-carriageway proposals.

“There are restrictions on the grant allocations, with each individual road improvement project limited to a maximum of $4.m funding each financial year, with a maximum project budget of $18m and a maximum of $5m funding per council each year for multiple projects.

“Projects can be submitted for both detailed design and/or construction over three years with a 12-month time extension available under the grant guidelines.’’

The Pinjar Rd duplication project is estimated to cost $2.7m with the city requesting funding of $1.7m.