​Consultation History

NorthLink WA has involved an extensive Community and Stakeholder Engagement Program that has allowed communities in all areas to be involved and provide feedback.

Project Development Phase (2014-2016)

During this phase, the following activities were undertaken to maximise community input:

  • Providing information via newsletters, the website, newspaper articles and advertising, and letters to residents;
  • Receiving information via an information line 138 138 and email address;
  • Community information sessions;
  • Regular community and stakeholder reference group meetings, with more than 60 community volunteers participating; 
  • Thirteen community information 'drop in' sessions (in Ellenbrook, Bullsbrook, Muchea, Morley and Ballajura) . These were attended by several hundred people, who had the opportunity to ask questions of the NorthLink WA team and review information about NorthLink WA; and  
  • Targeted meetings and briefings with community groups, local government authorities, schools, business groups and others. These included:
    • The Vines Residents Association
    • WA Road Transport Authority
    • LWP Property Group (Ellenbrook)
    • City of Bayswater (Councillors and officials)
    • Town of Bassendean
    • City of Swan (Councillors and officials)
    • Shire of Chittering
    • Whiteman Park
    • LandCorp 
    • Orchid Park residents
    • Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association
    • Cullacabardee Community
    • Noranda Sporting Association
    • Collier Road landowners and businesses
    • Hampton Park Primary School
    • The Friends of Whiteman Park
    • Friends of Lightning Swamp Bushland
    • Cyrenian House.


Community members advised that their main areas of interest were:

  • Noise and visual impacts;
  • Local area access;
  • Protecting wetlands; and
  • Public transport provision.

Planning Studies (pre-2014)

Several planning studies were undertaken for the Perth-Darwin National Highway prior to the Project Development phase. These studies were completed in 2013 and involved the following three areas:

  • Reid Highway to Maralla Road Bullsbrook
  • Maralla Road Bullsbrook to Brand Highway Muchea
  • Brand Highway Muchea to Bindoon.
    • Muchea to Bindoon
    • Bindoon Deviation

Extensive consultation occurred in these locations from 2003 onwards, including direct liaison with landowners and all other stakeholders. A detailed overview, including links to all publications, is available here.

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Last Updated: 13 June 2016