Tonkin Highway Extension
A Community Working Group (CWG) was established by the Minister for Transport in 2012 to identify options to extend Tonkin Highway beyond Thomas Road in Byford. The CWG met on a number of occasions and assisted in the development of a Strategic Business Case for the future extension of Tonkin Highway.
The Strategic Business Case was completed and provided to the Minister for Transport in June 2013.
The Strategic Business Case for the extension of Tonkin Highway to Mundijong was referred by the Minister for Transport to Main Roads for review. Main Roads recommended that the scope of works for the “preferred option” for the future extension of Tonkin Highway requires further consideration. These investigations are currently being progressed and will be submitted to Government for consideration in early 2015.
The State Government is keen to progress the planning for the Tonkin Highway Extension to enable the project to be considered for funding as part of a future Commonwealth/State Budget process.