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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 239 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 March 2020 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


239. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the Muchea–Ellenbrook NorthLink bypass near Stock Road and Neaves Road in Bullsbrook.

(1) Who is the contractor responsible for this interchange?

(2) How many contractors have been involved in this interchange?

(3) How many bids were received for this contract?

(4) What was the value of the winning bid?

(5) Did the winning bidder actually have any experience in building roads and project management?

(6) Why is this interchange nearly a year over project scheduling forecasts?

(7) Is this delay costing the taxpayer more?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) It is CPB Contractors.

(2) One lead contractor has been involved in this interchange.

(3) There were five bids.

(4) It was $175 million.

(5) Yes.

(6) This is due to some scope and design changes.

(7) Generally, no. However, there have been some cost increases associated with Main Roads scope changes.