Following the election of the Labor Government on 11 March 2017, construction of Roe 8 has been suspended. To safeguard the jobs associated with the project, the Government has instructed Main Roads to renegotiate the contract with the Alliance delivering the project. We have started this process and are committed to reallocating the Roe 8 funding to projects that will improve road safety and reduce congestion in Perth’s metropolitan area.
The renegotiation of the Roe 8 contract is being managed in an orderly and responsible manner to ensure any costs are kept to a minimum, existing jobs are secured wherever possible and new job opportunities are created in the process. It is expected that the renegotiation should be completed in the near future.
As part of the revised scope of the Roe 8 contract, the project site in Coolbellup will be carefully cleared of any contaminants by the project team. An organised community-based rehabilitation program, led by the State Government, will then revegetate the site.