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Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor

The early concept design for the Anketell-Thomas Road Corridor connects the future container terminal in Kwinana’s Outer Harbour with Tonkin Highway.

Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor

Since the early concept design for the Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor was released in March 2022, the project team has been busy engaging with stakeholders and refining the design.

Working closely with Main Roads WA and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the project team is progressing environmental and heritage studies, transport modelling, and supply chain studies to inform more detailed design work.

The Early Concept Design 

The early concept for the corridor between Clementi Road in Mandogalup to Tonkin Hwy in Oakford includes:

  • Upgrading Thomas and Anketell Roads to four lanes between Tonkin Highway in Oakford and Lyon Road in Anketell and creating two lanes in each direction for general traffic plus dedicated freight only lanes (one in each direction) between Lyon Road and Clementi Road in Mandogalup, which will include new bridges over Kwinana Freeway.
  • New interchanges, bridges, roundabouts and ramps at Thomas and Kargotich and Thomas and Nicholson roads.
  • Service roads to provide access to properties on Anketell and Thomas roads.
  • A shared path along the south side of the corridor for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • The concept provides uninterrupted east-west movement for freight vehicles, and enhanced safety for local road users, as well as high-grade pedestrian and cyclist acces

Planning Control Areas

Five Planning Control Areas (PCAs) have been endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 17 March 2023. These PCAs identify land potentially required to support the future construction of the Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor.

More information about the PCAs can be viewed here

The PCAs will have no direct impact on your land or existing use of that land. It is simply a 'control' measure, which means that should you wish to undertake development work (for example, renovations, sheds and patios) you will need to apply to your local government who will forward the application to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for approval. Further information regarding planning and approval requirements can be obtained by contacting the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage at or 6551 8002.



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