Bindoon Bypass 

Planning project

A bypass has been planned to improve safety by reducing the number of heavy vehicle movements through the town of Bindoon. The existing highway is congested for traffic particularly in light of the stopping distances required by heavy vehicles.

Latest news

Progress continues on preliminary planning for the 66 km bypass of Bindoon up to New Norcia.  One of the key constructions approvals, the Public Environmental Review document for the southern section, was submitted in August 2018 and will be available for public comment early this year.  Remaining statutory environmental approval applications for the 18 km northern section from Calingiri Road to New Norcia are expected to be submitted in January 2019.  This section is expected to require a referral under the EPBC Act 1999 at a Federal level, and a clearing permit under the EP Act 1986 at a State level.

A strategic review of road connections to the Bindoon Bypass was completed in September 2018, allowing the land requirements for the road reserve to be progressed.  Land acquisition processes continue on four significantly impacted properties along the proposed Bindoon Bypass. 

With Federal funding of $220 million announced towards the $275 million Bindoon Bypass, 53.5 metre road trains may soon be able to travel south to Muchea. We will commence formal land acquisition processes for all properties and provide an indicative construction schedule once Stat funding is confirmed.

For all queries on Bindoon Bypass planning, please contact the Great Northern Highway Upgrade Project Team on 1800 820 366 or



Image: Bindoon Bypass plan


​Key benefits

  • A wider road
  • Flatter and more consistent route that will contribute to great fuel efficiencies and reduce vehicle emissions
  • Improved road safety
  • Reduced unsafe overtaking maneuvers
  • Reduced number of heavy vehicles through the town


​Key dates

Currently there is no timeframes available for State funding, further land acquisition or construction of the project.

Last Updated: 16 January 2019