Road safety boost for Perth's northern suburbs
The adequacy of infrastructure is an important factor that is likely to weigh in on the decision of a residential property purchase.
With this in mind, those looking for real estate in Perth may be interested in the city's northern suburbs which are earmarked for $499 million worth of road construction works.
The multimillion-dollar project, which is due for completion by 2017, will improve road safety and reduce traffic congestion in the high-growth region - potentially attracting the interest of investors as a result.
Announcing the northern suburbs road package on November 2, premier Colin Barnett said the infrastructure development will comprise five major upgrades including the $315 million extension of Mitchell Freeway to Clarkson.
"A six kilometre extension of the Mitchell Freeway from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue will be built from 2014-15 to 2016-17. This help to relieve pressure on local roads in the growth suburbs of Clarkson, Butler and Jindalee," the premier explained.
Welcoming the project, transport minister Troy Buswell said the upgrades are a major boon for Perth residents.
"Without this extension, traffic volumes on Perth's two major north-south arterial routes - Marmion Avenue north of Burns Beach Road and Wanneroo Road - would soon rise to dangerous and unmanageable levels," Mr Buswell commented.