Shorten vow to build ring road

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
The ring road would bypass the notorious Chester Pass Road roundabout.
Camera IconThe ring road would bypass the notorious Chester Pass Road roundabout.

A Bill Shorten Labor government would build the Albany Ring Road, the party has confirmed.

This week shadow transport minister Anthony Albanese confirmed the ring road would be funded under an Australian Labor Party government — after previously choosing to ignore questions.

Mr Albanese made the comment while spruiking his party’s infrastructure plan for Western Australia, which he claimed would see $460 million more invested into WA than under a Coalition government.

“Our road investments across the State will expedite the movement of goods and people, supporting business growth and regional economic development,” he said.

In March, Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to complete the remaining two stages of the project.

The State Government has pledged $35 million towards its completion.

Stage one of the ARR, linking Chester Pass Road and Albany Highway, was completed in 2007.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails