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

Bussell Highway Duplication - Stages 1 and 2

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$85,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$68,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Capel

Project Description

The Bussell Highway Duplication project will construct a dual carriageway between Capel and Busselton and be delivered in the following stages:

  • Stage 1: construct a 5 km long extension of the existing dual carriageway to the south of Hutton Road, including the Tuart Drive intersection
  • Stage 2: construct a 12 km long extension of the existing dual carriageway from Hutton Road to south of Sabina River


  • Improve road safety for all road users
  • Reduce congestion and improve travel times
  • Improve efficiency and network reliability


The Australian Government has committed $68 million towards the $85 million project.


Construction commenced in October 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 20/01/2022