The Western Australian Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s funding commitment to the project, which aims to provide more efficient freight access to the Bunbury Port.
The Western Australian Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s $560 million commitment to the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
A funding application for stages two and three of the project, which aims to provide more efficient freight access to the Bunbury Port and enable the expansion of industrial areas, was recently provided to Infrastructure Australia.
According to a statement from Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, the funding will enable the state government to construct the remaining stages from the South Western Highway to the Bussell Highway and from the Perth-Bunbury Highway to near Picton Boyanup Road.
“This latest [Federal Government] funding allows us to finalise the planning, consultation and approvals and then get on with building the road,” said Ms. Saffioti.
“This is a major win for jobs in the South-West and a major win for Bunbury residents who will see reduced freight traffic on local roads.”
The statement said the working estimated cost of the project is being finalised, however, $560 million of Federal funding is now secured.
The business case for the project will be submitted to Infrastructure Australia next week.