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Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3)

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$700,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$560,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Capel,Shire of Dardanup,Shire of Harvey
State:WA
Corridor:Perth - Bunbury

Project Description

This project will concurrently construct Stage 2 (southern section) and Stage 3 (northern section) of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road to minimise traffic impacts on adjacent sections of the road network. Stage 1 of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road connects South Western Highway south of Bunbury to the Boyanup Picton Road and providing a 3km extension of the Bunbury Port Access Road (Willinge Drive).

Benefits

Improve Freight Efficiency, Connectivity and Travel Time:

  • facilitate the development of the Bunbury Port and south-west industry
  • improve access to the existing and developing industrial areas including Waterloo Industrial Area to the south-east of Bunbury
  • reduce congestion on the existing network, and improve travel times and freight efficiency
  • reduce costs for heavy vehicle operators, companies and commuters as a result of reduced travel time

Improve Safety Outcomes and Local Amenities:

  • improve road safety
  • reduce air and noise pollution in the developed urban areas along the existing route

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $560 million towards the $700 million project.

Timetable

The project is in planning.

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Project details last updated: 24/09/2018