Kwinana Freeway Southbound On-ramp from Manning Road

Manning Road provides an important access route for residential housing, schools and businesses within the suburbs of Como, Manning, Karawara, Salter Point and Waterford. These suburbs are bordered by Canning River to the south, which significantly constrains alternative regional road connections.

Currently, connectivity between Kwinana Freeway and Manning Road is limited with no direct connection between the two for those heading south on the freeway.

To improve connectivity for local residents and alleviate rat-running, the State and Australian Government has committed $35 million to construct a southbound on-ramp and provide direct access to the freeway.

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From 12 January to 12 February 2019, we will be undertaking works to relocate power and light poles, and demolish buildings to prepare for the project.

Light pole relocation works will be underway between Lockhart Street and Ley Street in Como, and demolition works will occur at properties in Canning Parade, Lockhart Street and the corner of Manning Road and Clydesdale Street. We have purchased these properties for road purposes.

Work hours will be between 7am and 5pm. Some lane closures on the westbound lanes of Manning Road are required between 9am and 3pm from Monday to Sunday. This will minimise impacts on traffic and adjacent residents, and ensure the works are completed as quickly as possible.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in mid to late-2019.

Scope of works

  • Construction of a southbound on-ramp from Manning Road to connect with Kwinana Freeway
  • Construct a new southbound lane from the Canning Highway on-ramp to the Edgewater Road footbridge 
  • Construct a new merge lane from the on-ramp to the freeway heading south 
  • Close access to Manning Road from Lockhart Street 
  • Provide left out only access at Edgecumbe Street to Manning Road, and 
  • Install cabling for future signals at Manning Road intersection with Clydesdale Street (including right-turn pocket from Manning Road to Clydesdale Street).


The project’s land requirements have been confirmed, with some private land acquired for the project. The formal land acquisition process is nearing completion.

Initial noise assessment for the project is required under Western Australian Planning Commission criteria for major road developments. This includes undertaking noise monitoring and modelling that will be used to determine where and what type of noise mitigation will be required for the project. During construction works a Noise Management Plan will be developed and implemented to manage construction related noise.


We are liaising closely with the local community and stakeholders through the project design and will continue this during the delivery stages.

Since mid-2017, we have been engaging directly with residents at the boundaries of the project as well as other relevant local business owners, special interest groups and neighbouring landowners.

In addition, the local community can access project information in a range of ways including, project updates, this webpage and information sessions. Our next information sessions will be held in August / September 2018.




Image: Kwinana Freeway at Manning Road map from our fact sheet


​Key benefits

  • Provide road network connectivity for road users wishing to travel south on Kwinana Freeway from Manning Road
  • Resolve travel time inefficiencies and rat running through the local area by providing a more direct route to commercial centres
  • Reduce congestion and improve safety at the Canning Bridge and Kwinana Freeway interchange by redistributing traffic to a more direct route south from Manning Road


​Key dates

Construction work is scheduled to begin in mid to late-2019, subject to land acquisition and the competitive tender process being successfully initiated.


More information

Construction Update - January 2019

Major Road and Rail Projects in Perth's Southern Corridor - August 2018

Flyer - April 2018

Project Update - February 2018

Project Update - August 2017

Newsletter - August 2017

Fact Sheet - May 2017​

Last Updated: 10 January 2019