Margaret River Perimeter Road

The Margaret River Perimeter Road is 7 km long and extends from Airport Access Road north of Margaret River, linking back to Bussell Highway south of Margaret River.

The road has been planned as a four lane dual carriageway, but was initially constructed as a two lane single carriageway with major roundabouts at the northern and southern intersection with Bussell Highway, and additional intersections at:

  • Airport Access;
  • John Archibald Drive;
  • Rosa Brook Road (east); and
  • a Light Industrial Area Access

This project will provide an alternative route for heavy vehicles around the Town of Margaret River, in order to reduce congestion and enhance safety for pedestrians and local traffic.

The concept plan outlines the route and key connections. The plan of the northern roundabout shows the new road layout and the species to be used in an extensive revegetation and landscaping program.

Latest news

The perimeter road opened to traffic on 22 December 2018. There are still works to be completed early-2019, please drive to the conditions and follow traffic management directions.

Access to and from 10 Mile Dam, or from the walk trails originating from town (western areas) is now open. There is still some work to be completed to finish the trails. Please take care when walking near the pedestrian and perimeter road bridges.  

Scope of works

The contract was awarded to Margaret River Perimeter Road (MRPR) Joint Venture, comprising WBHO Infrastructure and SRG Civil Pty Ltd, to construct:

  • 5.2 km of perimeter road to connect to Stage One at Rosa Brook intersection 
  • 2.3 km long John Archibald Drive and roundabout connection with the perimeter road
  • the roundabout north of Margaret River and associated road connections 
  • a new entrance road to the airport 
  • a 96 m long road bridge and a separate footbridge on the Darch Trail.


Read more information on our dedicated environment page.




​Key benefits

  • Provide an alternative, high standard, free flowing route for traffic not needing to travel through the Margaret River town site
  • Improve safety
  • Improve traffic flow on Bussell Highway
  • Allow intersection treatments, such as a roundabout at Wallcliffe Road
  • Increased transport efficiency
  • Reduced travel times


​Key dates

May 2015: Stage One complete

September 2017: Stage Two construction start

December 2018: Stage Two construction complete


​More information

Project Overview - September 2017

Concept Plan

Northern Roundabout Plan

Project Overview - July 2012

Project Overview - November 2013 

Last Updated: 28 December 2018