Construction of the $1 billion Gateway WA Project is steaming ahead after passing the halfway mark six months earlier than originally scheduled, with final completion projected by mid-2016.
The Gateway WA project is the largest road project ever to be undertaken in Perth and is jointly funded by the Australian ($676 million) and the Western Australian ($310 million) Governments.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said when complete Gateway WA would deliver a fully upgraded road network around the consolidated Perth Airport terminal and nearby Kewdale and Forrestfield industrial estates.
BHP Billiton will provide $10 million to develop the interactive water park at Elizabeth Quay.
The park, on the corner of William Street and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, will include a water feature with choreographed water jets, lighting and sound.
The water park can also be drained in a matter of minutes to create a public event space for up to 800 people.
On site today, Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the company’s contribution to the BHP Billiton Water Park.