Albany Highway - Kojonup South
- Widening the highway between Kojonup and Balgarup Road
- Stage 1 was completed in late August. Pending approvals and funding, Stage 2 is anticipated to start in the first half of 2020
- Improve safety and enhance level of service for the freight industry
Image: Roadworks underway in project area
An 11-kilometre section of highway will be widened to 11 metres between Kojonup and Balgarup Road, including two, 2 metre sealed shoulders.
Stage 1 pre-construction works have been completed and included clearing, earthworks and drainage improvements.
Stage 2 is anticipated to commence in the first half of 2020, subject to approvals and funding. Works will include road construction, safety barrier installation and pavement sealing.
To undertake these works, roadside vegetation on both sides of the highway will be cleared however, the design has sought to minimise clearing where possible to 5.5 ha, with the majority considered to be in a degraded condition.
Our initial submission to the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy determined the proposed works to be a controlled action, due to potential impacts to threatened species and communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
In accordance with section 95A(3) of the EPBC Act, Preliminary Documentation related to the proposal was available for viewing and comment. One submission was received and a response finalised.
Open Preliminary Documentation PDF
Open Response to the Submission PDF