Turkey Point Access Road and Bridge

 

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.

Turkey Point Access Road and Bridge preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKS PROGRAM

Phase one 

  • 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

  • Phase two includes the construction of the access road, including intersections and bridge.
  • Tender calling for suppliers occurred in late 2023 and Fulton Hogan was appointed in March 2024. 
  • Construction will begin from 18 March 2024 with completion expected by mid-2025. During this time there may be an impact on road users of Estuary Drive between St Andrews Drive and Willinge Drive, and the businesses and residents within this vicinity.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or comments about the Turkey Point project, please email us at  engage@southernports.com.au or read the Project Information Sheet for more information.

 

Turkey Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This program is supported by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program. 

 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

 

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