Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange

​The Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange project is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments as part of a $2.3 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure, announced by Premier Mark McGowan on 7 May 2017.

The project will significantly reduce delays and improve safety at the sixth most congested intersection in Perth. It will complement other significant upgrades in the area to improve traffic flow on Wanneroo Road, currently used as an alternate route to Mitchell Freeway, and help support residential and industrial development in Perth’s north.

Latest news

Proposals called for design and construction of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange

16 January 2018

Delivery of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange has reached an important milestone with proposals from industry called for the design and construction of the $50 million project. BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Cut and Fill Pty Ltd and Georgiou Pty Ltd  have been invited to tender for the contract following a six-week Expression of Interest period. A contract award is anticipated in May 2018 with construction to begin in mid-2018. Completion is scheduled for mid to late 2019.

Expressions of Interest – Closed

Expressions of Interest have now closed for the design and construction of the Wanneroo Road / Joondalup Drive Interchange project. A Request for Proposals will be issued in January 2018.

Community Engagement Update

Over 250 people attended our shopping centre displays on 21 and 28 October in Wanneroo and Carramar. We thank the local community for taking the time to attend the displays and provide feedback.

Upon assessment of the feedback received, it is clear that while the majority of attendees supports the need for a long term solution to address congestion on both Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive, there are elements of the project that are concerning those living close to the area. Some of the concerns raised included visual amenity, mitigation of noise, urban design, access changes to local roads, traffic flows on surrounding local roads, and impacts during construction. These matters are being carefully assessed and will be considered as the project moves forward.

Scope of works

  • Grade separation of Joondalup Drive going over Wanneroo Road with two lanes in each direction.
  • Modifications to intersections with local roads (Drovers Place and St Stephen Crescent).
  • A roundabout with two or three lanes.
  • Retaining walls and noise walls on intersection quadrants.
  • Road furniture, fencing, drainage, landscaping and street lighting. 
  • Shared paths and bus facilities
  • Driveways and accommodation works

At the project development stage, we will work closely with the relevant Local Governments to examine potential modifications to other local roads that will help address congestion on the approach to Wanneroo Road from the east and west.


Image: Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive map from our August 2017 newsletter


​Key benefits


​Key dates

  • Advertise for Expressions of Interest from industry - September 2017
  • Issue Request for Proposals to shortlisted applicants - January 2018
  • Contract award - May 2018
  • Construction commencement - Mid 2018


​Further Information

Community Liaison Group Meeting Minutes

Concept Overview - October 2017

Night works - 9 to 30 October 2017

Newsletter - August 2017

Newsletter - August 2017

Community Reference Group - August 2017

Media statement: Boosting Jobs; Busting Congestion – the plan for the northern suburbs - 8 May 2017

Fact sheet - May 2017

Last Updated: 16 January 2018