Cockburn Central East

In July 2017, the City formally advertised the Cockburn Central East Structure Plan for your comment. The plan provides direction for future land use planning and local road network needs as a result of the realignment and connection of Armadale Road and the North Lake Road Bridge, and the associated freeway interchange.

It would replace the Solomon Road Industrial Area Structure Plan. The advertised Cockburn Central East Structure Plan documentation and other relevant documents are available at the bottom of this page.

Current status of the Cockburn Central East Structure Plan

At the 14 September Ordinary Council Meeting, Council supported the plan subject to modifications resulting from the formal advertising process undertaken in July 2017. The plan and recommended modifications were subsequently forward to the WA Planning Commission for final assessment and adoption.

The following table shows the key stages of the Cockburn Central East Structure Plan and their current status:



Information gathering


Preliminary discussion with key stakeholders


Report to Council seeking support for formal advertising of the Cockburn Central East Structure Plan


Formal advertising for 28 days – Cockburn Central East Structure Plan and associated studies


Consideration of submissions and report to Council seeking support for adoption of Cockburn Central East Structure Plan


Forward to the WA Planning Commission recommending support subject to modifications


WA Planning Commission final assessment


Plan is gazetted

Estimated late 2017 (subject to WA Planning Commission assessment timeframes)

Armadale Road and North Lake Road Bridge Interchange project

State and Federal funding of about $237 million is confirmed for the project. This funding is in addition to $49 million for the widening of Kwinana Freeway northbound from Russell Road to Roe Highway, which is critical to the construction of the new freeway interchange.

The scope of the Cockburn Central East Structure Plan does not extend to the Armadale Road and North Lake Road Bridge Interchange project. This alignment requires a separate approval and design process.

The following provides key dates for the Armadale Road and North Lake Road Bridge Interchange project by stage/action, when they will occur and the responsible authority.

Stage/action When By who?
Validate concept plans from Main Roads WA and undertake additional investigations and design development work Current stage Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance
Sufficient information to inform land requirement planning stage. This will involve Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance providing land requirement plans to Main Roads WA’s property team who will prepare the Land Dealings Plans and commence discussions with landowners. Late October/November 2017 – Early 2018
(Main Roads WA depending on deadlines may be in a position to undertake landowner meetings in late November however this could slip to January - noting Christmas)
Metropolitan Road Improvement Alliance

Main Roads WA
Procurement for a final design and construction contract
-       Advertise for Expressions of Interest from industry
-       Issue Request for Proposals to shortlisted applicants
-       Contract award
Subject to change:
– February 2018
– May 2018
– November 2018
Main Roads WA
Design stage involves:
-       15% design
-       85% design (complete)
-       100% design (complete)
This will involve a largely unchanged scope of works with a focus on technical design details.
Subject to change: Contract awarded November 2018
Awarded contractor
Anticipated construction start date Early 2019 Awarded contractor
Further details will be released by Main Roads WA on the Main Roads WA website.

The following table provides information about the delivery of Verde Drive, Prinsep Road extension by key stage/action, when they will occur and who is responsible.

Stage/action When By who?
Survey work to identify required land area for Verde Drive and Prinsep Road extension Late 2017 / early 2018 City of Cockburn
Design stage 2019 N/A
Construct Verde Drive and Solomon Road extension TBA – Anticipate concurrently with Armadale Road and North Lake Road Bridge Interchange project (Anticipate 2019) City of Cockburn

Background of Cockburn Central East

Background details, including the consultation undertaken can be found on Comment on Cockburn.

Context of Cockburn Central East

The Cockburn Central East precinct is the eastern precinct of the Cockburn Central Regional Centre. This is defined as a secondary centre under Directions 2031 and Beyond and State Planning Policy (SPP) 4.2 – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel.

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