Local Road Network Upgrades

Project Overview

The City of Busselton has commenced planning for the upgrade of the Busselton local road network to enhance safety for all road users and improve traffic efficiency.

The Council has adopted a strategic direction based on traffic studies, plans and policies to enable the City to proceed with upgrading the local road network that will service Busselton well into the future. The direction is based on the outcomes of the Busselton Traffic Study and environmental advice, and prioritises upgrades that address current and future traffic demands.

A number of road upgrade options are in the preliminary planning and concept design phase and will have undergone and will continue to undergo extensive traffic modelling. The designs are also required to meet traffic permeability criteria ie. a criteria that promotes theefficient movement of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

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Subject to funding and relevant agency approvals, upgrade works proposed for 2017 - 2027 include:

  1. Development of an Eastern Link connecting Causeway Road to Peel Terrace via a bridge crossing from Causeway Road (at Strelly Street) across the Vasse River to Peel Terrace (between Stanley Place/Cammilleri Street). This link will reduce volume of traffic through the Victoria Square intersection and provide an alternative route to the CBD, East Busselton, Port Geographe and the Busselton Foreshore.

    Indicative estimated cost $3.8M(excludes land acquisition, relocation of services, drainage and landscaping).

  2. Duplication of Causeway Road (Stage 1) between Peel Terrace and Strelly Street including the widening of the traffic bridge over the Vasse River. The new lanes will increase traffic capacity and improve traffic flow for people travelling along Causeway Road.

    Indicative estimated cost $1.5M - $ 3M

  3. Modifications to the intersection at the junction of Causeway Road, Peel Terrace, Albert Street and Queen Street. This involves revising the existing intersection complex to improvetraffic flow into the CBD.

    Indicative estimated cost $1.5M - $3M

  4. Upgrades to Strelly Street, Barlee Street and West Street (Stage 1) involves modifying intersections at the junctions of Strelly/ Barlee and Barlee/West to give priority to traffic travelling the Strelly/Barlee/West Streets route.

    Indicative estimated cost $3.1M - $ 4M

  5. Upgrades to Gale Street intersections at Bussell Highway and Kent Street.This involves constructing roundabouts at the Gale Street/Bussell Hwy intersection and the Gale/Kent Street intersection.

    Indicative estimated cost TBA

Project Purpose and Objectives

  • Enhance road safety for all road users
  • Improve traffic efficiency for current and future traffic demands
  • Support regional and local economic development
  • Involve all stakeholders and consider their interests
  • Provide value for money
  • Minimise impact on the environment

Communication and Stakeholder Engagement

The City of Busselton is committed to working with key stakeholders and residents to communicate the planning, design and implementation of the local road network upgrades and will conduct project briefing sessions and individual meetings with any stakeholder wishing to learn more about the project.

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Short-term options

Identified for detailed design and construction within a 10 year timeframe include:
  • Construction of Eastern Link; connecting Causeway Road via a bridge or culvert crossing to Peel Terrace (between Stanley Place and Cammilleri Street);
  • Duplication of Causeway Road between Albert Street and Strelly Street;
  • Upgrade of intersections Causeway Road/Peel Terrace/Albert Street/Queen Street intersection;
  • Upgrades to Peel Terrace between Stanley Place and Cammilleri Street;
  • Upgrades to Strelly/Barlee/West Streets - Stage 1
  • Upgrades to Gale Street intersections at Bussell Hwy and Kent Street.

Long-term options

Identified for investigation within a 10 - 25 year timeframe include:

  • Duplication of Causeway Road between Strelly Street and Busselton Bypass;
  • Duplication of Fairway Drive;
  • Upgrades to Strelly/Barlee/West Streets - Stage 2; 
  • Ford Road options.

To view the entire suite of documentation including, FAQ’s, project overview sheets, detailed maps please visit Your Say Busselton at www.yoursay.busselton.wa.gov.au