The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has been working with the City of Armadale to deliver a $12.3million upgrade of Ranford Road in Forrestdale.
MRA Chief Executive Officer Kieran Kinsella said the recent upgrade of Ranford Road to dual-carriageway, between Tonkin Highway and Lake Road, will increase capacity to up to 30,000 vehicles per day, opening up the gateway to the Armadale area and facilitating transport flow for the Forrestdale Business Park.
“The upgrade to dual-carriageway will enable easy access to the Business Park - a prime commercial and industrial estate that is becoming a major employment zone for the south east corridor with potential to create more than 15,000 jobs,” Mr Kinsella said.
“This project is a great example of how the MRA and the City of Armadale are working together to accommodate the future growth of this strategic metropolitan centre.”
City of Armadale, Mayor Zelones said this section of Ranford Road, from Tonkin Highway to Armadale Road, was the final portion of the upgrade and completes the dual link from Armadale Road through to Canning Vale.
“The completion of the dual carriageway is not only of significant strategic economic importance to the region, but also meets the needs of the fast growing suburbs of Piara Waters and Harrisdale as it completes the Ranford Road / South Street arterial connection between Fremantle and Armadale," Mayor Zelones said.
More than $275million of development applications have been approved or are being considered for the park, with manufacturing giant Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia recently commencing construction of a $100million development on a 10-hectare site at the business park that will employ 350 people.