​New Lord Street

In April 2017, Premier Mark McGowan announced the start of New Lord Street project, noting that a variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit was being negotiated. As a result of the variation, the dedicated bus transit way between Marshall Road and Ellenbrook Town Centre was removed from the project, with concept planning for the Morley-Ellenbrook rail line commencing.

We are working in partnership with the City of Swan and CPB Contractors to deliver the New Lord Street project. The high quality, dual carriageway road will connect Reid Highway and Gnangara Road, removing one the major bottlenecks on our local road network – the southbound approach to the Marshall Road roundabout, where queues during the morning peak can extend to 2.5 kilometres.

Latest news

Night works - 4 January

As part of the works program, night works will be undertaken from 8 to 19 January between Woollcott Avenue and Youle-Dean Road. Please see our latest Works Notification for more information.

Early Works Update - 4 December 2017

A program of clearing and topsoil removal is underway in the project area between Woollcott Avenue and Gnangara Road. This activity will prepare this part of the site for construction in early 2018. Some additional clearing activity will also take place in the coming weeks to create a temporary access to Whiteman Park from Lord Street, which will ensure patrons can still access the park during the construction period.

The local community may also notice the removal of the telecommunications mast, located adjacent to The Parkway in Ellenbrook Town Centre. As part of the New Lord Street contract, the mast area will be cleared of all debris and made safe for future use.

Scope of works

  • Dual carriageway road between Reid Highway and Gnangara Road, located approximately 200 metres west of the existing Lord Street in the former Perth-Darwin National Highway alignment
  • Roundabouts will be constructed at the intersections of New Lord Street with Park Street and Youle-Dean Road
  • A shared path will improve access to Whiteman Park for cyclists and pedestrians
  • A new bus station and bus priority measures.


We have taken the opportunity to incorporate some proactive, environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives into the initial site establishment and vegetation clearing activities such as:

  • A program to salvage and relocate grass trees;
  • Advanced trapping for fauna, such as bandicoots, with release back into a safe location in Whiteman Park;
  • A walkthrough of the project corridor with the Woodturners Association to identify specific trees within the clearing footprint for repurposing by the Association;
  • Identification and spraying of weeds to prevent the weeds spreading;
  • Retention of suitable topsoil and mulching for re-use following construction.


Image: New Lord Street map


​Key benefits

The project will reduce congestion and cut journey times for residents of Ellenbrook, Brabham, Dayton and other surrounding suburbs.

It will relieve pressure on the existing Lord Street, a single carriageway road used by approximately 14,000 vehicles a day. The southbound approach to Marshall Road roundabout is a well-known congestion hotspot, with commuters experiencing queues of up to 2.5 kilometres during morning peak hour.


​Key dates

  • Mid-2017: Variation to the existing contract for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project
  • Mid-late 2017: Early works
  • January 2018: Heavy construction commencement
  • October 2018: Construction completion
Last Updated: 04 January 2018