Road Photos & Information: Western Australia

Tonkin Highway (State Route 4)


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Tonkin Highway links the south-east corridor with the north-east and north-west corridors of the metropolitan areas.1 The highway is a multi-laned limited access dual carriageway and provides direct access to Perth airport and was built in several stages.

The highway was originally named the Beechboro-Gosnells Highway, the name coming from the two suburbs it was originally planned to link. It was eventually renamed Tonkin Highway in honour of former West Australian premier John Tonkin.


Noranda to Muchea Maddington to Noranda Oakford to Maddington

1 Main Roads WA
2 Government of Western Australia, Media Releases, Joint Media Statement - Billion-Dollar Gateway WA Now Underway, 1 February 2013
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Releases, New ramp at Abernethy Road now open, 13 November 2013
4 Main Roads Western Australia, Completed Projects, Tonkin Highway and Kelvin Road intersection, 16 July 2018
5 Main Roads Western Australia, Project Update, NorthLink WA, June 2018

Last updated: 26-Jul-2020 12:29

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