​​​​Whiteman Yanchep Highway between Gnangara Road and Neaves Road

  • Currently in Planning
  • Development of a Ultimate Planning Design Concept to inform the East Wanneroo District Structure Plan
  • ​​Improve connectivity between planned urban development and employment centres​​


We are undertaking an Alignment Definition Study to identify and protect the road reservation for a future Whiteman Yanchep Highway, between Gnangara Road and Neaves Road.

The Whiteman Yanchep Highway is a proposed new north-south route in the North-West Corridor of Perth. It is initially planned to connect Tonkin Highway and Neaves Road and this section is forecast to be required by 2031. It will eventually provide a strategic link to Mitchell Freeway in the Yanchep area when Perth’s population reaches 3.5 million. Planning for the section between Tonkin Highway and Gnangara Road was undertaken as part of the NorthLink WA project.

The Alignment Definition Study has been conducted in close consultation with key stakeholders, including local government. It has included transport modelling and traffic analysis, preparation of a planning design concern, and environmental impact assessment and a noise impact assessment.

The proposed Whiteman Yanchep Highway, between Gnangara Road and Neaves Road, runs to the east of the area covered by the East Wanneroo Structure Plan shown when you Open the proposed plan map PDF.​

It is important to note this is a planning study only and no funding is currently available for construction.

Open November 2016 project overview PDF for more information.

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​Main Roads submitted the Ultimate Planning Design Concept and recommended road reservation to the WAPC early in 2018 as a key input into the East Wanneroo District Structure Planning process, which is now being undertaken by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Once the East Wanneroo District Structure Plan has been sufficiently progressed, an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) will be initiated to include the required reservation for the Whiteman Yanchep Highway in the MRS.


Whiteman Yanchep Highway proposed map


  • Improve connectivity between planned urban development and employment centres
  • Facilitate the movement of regional freight and commuter traffic
  • It may also facilitate future public transport development as it will include space for heavy rail within the median

​Find out more

Open Proposed Map PDF

Open November 2016 Project Overview PDF

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Last Updated: 27 March 2020