North Link Extension between Gingin & Chittering

Published on Monday, 19 October 2020 at 4:12:00 PM

The State Government is proposing to extend the new North Link (Tonkin Highway) even further north to create the Great Northern Highway Bindoon Bypass (GNHBB). The Bypass will pass along the boundary line between the Shire of Gingin and the Shire of Chittering to connect to the upgraded New Norcia bypass. It will be 66km in total length including construction of 61.6km of new highway and 4.4km of improvements to the existing highway.

Map of Bindoon Bypass

The proposed Bindoon Bypass will reduce vehicle kilometres travelled by enabling triple road trains to travel along the entire length of the corridor (which they currently can’t do), thereby avoiding the need to stop and decouple at Wubin.

There is strategic merit for the project given the importance of the Great Northern Highway as a freight link between Perth’s metropolitan area and Australia’s north-west.

The majority of the project’s benefits are vehicle operating cost savings. There will also be travel-time savings, reduced environmental emissions and safety benefits through the removal of trucks from Bindoon’s town centre.

At this point in time it is proposed that the road construction works will commence in 1 – 2 years.

Further information about the proposed bypass is available from:

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