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Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Bindi Bindi to Lyons East Road

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2013 - Early 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$35,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$28,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Moora
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

This project involved the realignment, reconstruction, and widening of approximately 11 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway from Bindi Bindi to Lyons East Road to a sealed width of 9 metres on an 11 metre wide formation. The project also included reconstruction and overlaying the existing road.


The project is part of a major freight route on the Perth-Darwin corridor, approximately 170 kilometres north of Perth on the Muchea to Wubin link of the Great Northern Highway. 

The project reduces congestion, and improves travel times and freight efficiency.  It also benefits mining operations in the Pilbara region, as the Great Northern Highway provides the critical link for the transport of equipment and supplies to those mining operations. 


The Australian Government has committed up to $28.0 million to this $35.0 million project.


Construction commenced in October 2013 and was completed in February 2015.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2018