COCKBURN and Armadale mayors Logan Howlett and Henry Zelones joined forces last week to demand a $160 million Armadale Road bridge across the Kwinana Freeway.
Developers say the infrastucture is needed before investors spend $300 million.
The councils are in cahoots under the banner of Community Connect South, and are lobbying the major parties in lead-up to the looming federal election.
After a similar campaign last year, the federal and state governments pledged $145 million to make part of Armadale Road a dual carriageway.
With 20,000 more residents planned for the area, both mayors say the job’s only half done and congestion will never be addressed without the bridge.
by BRIANA BLUE SHACKELFORD