Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Great Northern Highway - Muchea to Wubin Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Early 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$344,750,000
Australian Government Contribution:$275,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Chittering,Shire of Dalwallinu,Shire of Moora,Shire of Victoria Plains
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project will upgrade priority sections of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin, including bypasses and other realignments; intersection upgrades, construction of rest areas, and widening and construction of additional overtaking lanes.


The upgrade will improve freight productivity, reduce travel times and improve safety on a national network highway that is a key link for the transport of equipment and supplies to the resources industry in the north of Western Australia.


The Australian Government is contributing $275.8 million towards the $344.75 million project.


Construction of the first project commenced in late 2014, with all projects completed in early 2021.

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Project details last updated: 12/02/2021