Southern Ports is redeveloping the Port of Bunbury along Leschenault Drive to cater for future increased trade activity at the Inner Harbour.
To make sure the Port can operate efficiently and safely, and that the community can continue to enjoy the amenity of the estuary and public open space, an alternative access road and bridge to Turkey Point and Vittoria Bay will be constructed.
The new road, funded by Royalties for Regions, will reduce congestion and interaction between port-related vehicles and public road users.
More broadly, the project will support local jobs and stimulate the local economy – and pave the way for increased trade through the Port, ensuring the Port’s northern berths can facilitate trade in the future.
Whilst there will be some disturbance to the local environment during the works period, Southern Ports is committed to the protection and enhancement of the Port surrounds and its natural amenity – adhering to strict environmental standards during construction, on-ground environmental management, and the revegetation of a degraded area of the broader site.
The road alignment was also re-designed to reduce the extent of clearing required and avoid fragmentation of the coastal saltmarsh.
For more information download the project information sheet or watch the video below for an overview.
- Phase one of these works are now complete.
- This included site investigations, geotechnical works (land-based and river-based), relocation of Western Power assets (by Western Power) and embankment surcharge works.
- Phase two includes the construction of access road, including intersections and bridge.
- Tender calling for suppliers to undertake the construction opened in August 2023 and closes on Friday 29 September 2023.
- Construction will begin in early 2024 with completion to be early 2025.
This program is supported by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.