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

Great Northern Highway - Bindoon Bypass

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Late 2026
Estimated Project Cost:$275,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$220,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Chittering

Project Description

The Great Northern Highway Corridor links the Perth metropolitan area and the Port of Fremantle with the north-west of Australia, and provides a link to Darwin and the Northern Territory.

The project will provide the final link in upgrading the Great Northern Highway to the same standard south from Wubin to the planned road train assembly area at Muchea. The proposed project is 66 km long, including construction of 61.6 km of new highway and 4.4 km of improvements to the existing Great Northern Highway. The completion of the Bindoon Bypass will enable access by triple road trains to travel within 58 km of Perth (at Muchea).


  • Improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
  • Improve road safety and reduce congestion for all road users


The Australian Government has committed $220 million towards the $275 million project.


The project commenced construction in early 2021 and is expected to complete construction by late 2026.

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Project details last updated: 17/10/2022