The new Great Eastern Highway-Roe Highway interchange makes a bold visual statement for locals and visitors to Western Australia. The colourful artwork adorning bridge abutments and noise walls by artist Anne Neil reflect a native wildflower theme and provides a vibrant entry from the east and an iconic facility for the Hills and Midland. The artist’s aim for the project was to create a gateway statement to the Perth metropolitan area that would celebrate Western Australia as the wildflower state.
Sculptured street lights that mimic the lights at the Roe Highway-Kwinana Freeway interchange, have also been erected at the interchange and provide a strong contrasting vertical presence to an essentially horizontal landscape.
This project was the recipient of the 2012 Engineering Excellence Award.