Pinjarra Road intersection upgrade gets green light

The Pinjarra Road upgrade is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the City of Mandurah giving away $307,442 worth of land towards the roadworks.

The City committed to dedicating 886 square metres within the Mandurah library block to be used to widen Pinjarra Road on Tuesday night.

The upgrade of Pinjarra Road was a precondition for the Mandurah Forum redevelopment approval by the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP), together with several other roadworks surrounding the shopping centre.

These included the upgrade of Dower Street between Pinjarra Road and Clarice Street, the construction of a roundabout in the intersection of Dower Street and Clarice Street, and the installation of new traffic signals on Pinjarra Road and Arnold Street.

“[The] expansion of the centre will have an impact on the local road network thus necessitating road redevelopment,” a report by the City of Mandurah said.

“Upgrading of the road network is required to meet the traffic demands and enhance accessibility to the city.”

The works are a joint venture between the City of Mandurah, Main Roads WA and Vicinity Centres.

The value of the allocated land together with any other additional costs associated with the excision will be included as part of the City’s $3 million commitment over three years towards the Mandurah Forum upgrade project.