Stephenson Avenue Extension (Phase 1) wins awards

18 March 2022

Phase 1 of the Stephenson Avenue Extension project – delivered by the City of Stirling – has been awarded for excellence by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia’s Western Australian Division (IPWEA WA).

Phase 1 of the project won the category for Excellence in Road Safety Projects and was Highly Commended in the Best Public Works Project Greater than $5 million (Metro) on Friday 11 March.

The IPWEA Excellence Awards are presented each year to encourage and recognise excellence in the innovation, development, construction and management of public works projects and the people involved.

Phase 1, delivered by the City of Stirling and completed in February 2022, saw Stephenson Avenue extended north of Scarborough Beach Road as a four-lane street with:

  • a new shared path for pedestrians and cyclists
  • landscaping with 187 new trees
  • new lighting
  • new pavement and tie-ins to Ellen Stirling Boulevard
  • bespoke seating
  • 52 on-street parking bays
  • two new signalised intersections at Oswald Street (extension of existing road) and Howe Street (new road).

Mayor Mark Irwin said it was excellent to see this major project recognised.

“Congratulations to all staff and Elected Members who have worked on this project from the planning stages, to securing funding from all levels of government and right through to delivering the works.

“The extension of Stephenson Avenue will help to realise our long-held vision; unlocking 55ha of land for development and remediation and facilitating the delivery of mid-tier transport solutions along Scarborough Beach Road in future.

“I look forward to seeing Phase 2 come to fruition now that works are underway by the State Government through Main Roads WA, including connections to the freeway and important upgrades to the Stirling Station.”

Mayor Mark Irwin, CEO Stuart Jardine PSM and Director Infrastructure Michael Littleton joined Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Stirling Vince Connelly MP, Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti MLA and other special guests at the turning of the sod for Phase 2 of the project earlier this week.

The Stephenson Avenue Extension project has been jointly funded by the Western Australian Government ($82.5 million) and the Australian Government ($82.5 million).

Read more about the Stephenson Avenue Extension project by visiting the City of Stirling website or the Main Roads WA website, where you can subscribe for updates on Phase 2.

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