Swan River Crossings (re-advertisement)

Closed 5 Oct 2021

Opened 29 Sep 2021


Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads) is proposing to build the Swan River Crossings (the Proposal). The proposal was originally referred to the EPA on 31 August 2020.  

Since then, Main Roads has undertaken further investigations and decided on a final alignment for the bridges.  

The EPA acknowledges the importance the local community places on the Lower Swan Canning Estuary. The information from Main Roads further investigations is presented here for the public to provide input to assist the EPA in determining a Level of Assessment. 

The proposals location includes the Road and rail corridor along Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle from Tydeman Road in the north to Canning Highway south of the Swan River, and the eastern side of the rail corridor from North Fremantle Station to Tydeman Road.  

Once completed, Fremantle’s Swan River Crossings will consist of: 

  • Existing rail bridge, and a new rail bridge with two new rail tracks 

  • New road bridge with four road lanes to the west of the existing Traffic Bridge 

  • New Principal Shared Path (PSP) including pedestrian/cyclist facilities 

  • New pedestrian footpath 

  • Foreshore activation, which includes retaining a portion of the Traffic Bridge. 

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals