|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2021 - Late 2026
|Estimated Project Cost:||$275,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$220,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Chittering
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 58km of Perth (at Muchea).
The project will:
- 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 is in planning phase, with an expected project completion date by late 2026.
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Project details last updated: 27/09/2021