Busselton Local Road Network Upgrades

UPDATE - 16 November 2018

Having considered the outcomes of further investigation including the results of an independent community survey, Council (at its 14 November 2018 meeting) made a determination on the progression of road upgrade options applicable to the Busselton City Centre.

The City’s approach remains based on undertaking a suite of projects over time. The outcomes of the traffic modelling and an independent peer review of that modelling, indicated very clearly that combining various scenarios presents the best way forward. Technical assessment undertaken indicates that the City Centre Eastern Link (Stage 1) combined with an upgrade to the intersection of Albert and Queen Street is considered the best strategy. Taking community feedback on board (refer to City Centre Road Network Survey Report) the City maintains that additional benefit can be achieved by also undertaking upgrades at the intersection of Albert and West Street and Strelly Street and Causeway Road.

Council resolved to (C1811/230)

1. Receives the City Centre Road Network Community Survey Report provided by Catalyse Pty Ltd as an informing document.

2. Subject to environmental approval and municipal funding resources being available in the City’s annual budget and Long-term Financial Plan; progress with Option 5. This involves:

a. construct City Centre Eastern Link (Stage 1);

b. upgrade the intersection of Albert and Queen Street from lights to a roundabout;

c. upgrade the Albert and West Street intersection; and

d. upgrade the intersection at Strelly Street and Causeway Road.

3. Subject to ongoing municipal funding, continues to progress environmental approval for the future development of Ford Road noting that this will require a new and different application to be lodged with the EPA (as per Ministerial advice 14 August 2018).

4. Continue to lobby Main Roads WA for improved directional signage on Busselton Bypass.

Click here to view the Council Minutes and Council Report which includes all the relevant attachments to that report. Including the City Centre Road Network Survey Report; Riley Consulting Traffic Modelling Peer Review; Cardno Traffic Modelling Reports.


Busselton Local Road Network Upgrades

The Busselton Traffic Study has been developed so the City can plan for our future road network.

The study outcomes have informed the development of a suite of road upgrade options suitable for staged implementation over an approximate 20 year timeframe.

With many of the initial improvement measures identified in the study (such as additional signage and minor intersection works) now completed or underway, the City is positioned to commence more significant upgrade works.

Key components of this suite of upgrade works are identified on the map below. They include:

  • Strelly / Barlee / West Street Upgrade;
  • City Centre Eastern Link,
  • Duplication of Causeway Road and a new bridge;
  • Construction of Ford Road; and
  • Duplication of Fairway Drive.

Your Feedback

City of Busselton Council seeks to gauge community sentiment regarding these proposed upgrades. To this end the City has commissioned an independent research company, CATALYSE® Pty Ltd, to conduct a survey into community attitudes about potential road modification options. All survey responses will remain private and confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act.

It should be noted that the duplication of Fairway Drive does not feature extensively in this information as it is outside the area of current focus (i.e. in and around the Busselton City Centre) and is scheduled for implementation in the longer-term.

The survey has been sent to a random selection of City of Busselton residents and ratepayers, however, individuals outside of the random selection who would like to participate can access it via this link.

The survey is open from Thursday 16 August 2018 until Wednesday 12 September 2018. Survey outcomes will be presented in a formal report to Council.

Please note that the survey can only be completed once per person. Once the survey is submitted, you can’t make any further amendments.

For more information on each of these projects (including designs), please go to the Document Library (right hand side).

If you have any further queries, we recommend you attend a community information session where you can view road modification options, ask questions and share ideas.

Communing Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday 28 August 4.30pm -6.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 August 2.00pm - 4.00pm

If you’re unable to attend one of these sessions, you can also contact our team directly on city@busselton.wa.gov.au or (08) 9781 0444.

UPDATE - 16 November 2018

Having considered the outcomes of further investigation including the results of an independent community survey, Council (at its 14 November 2018 meeting) made a determination on the progression of road upgrade options applicable to the Busselton City Centre.

The City’s approach remains based on undertaking a suite of projects over time. The outcomes of the traffic modelling and an independent peer review of that modelling, indicated very clearly that combining various scenarios presents the best way forward. Technical assessment undertaken indicates that the City Centre Eastern Link (Stage 1) combined with an upgrade to the intersection of Albert and Queen Street is considered the best strategy. Taking community feedback on board (refer to City Centre Road Network Survey Report) the City maintains that additional benefit can be achieved by also undertaking upgrades at the intersection of Albert and West Street and Strelly Street and Causeway Road.

Council resolved to (C1811/230)

1. Receives the City Centre Road Network Community Survey Report provided by Catalyse Pty Ltd as an informing document.

2. Subject to environmental approval and municipal funding resources being available in the City’s annual budget and Long-term Financial Plan; progress with Option 5. This involves:

a. construct City Centre Eastern Link (Stage 1);

b. upgrade the intersection of Albert and Queen Street from lights to a roundabout;

c. upgrade the Albert and West Street intersection; and

d. upgrade the intersection at Strelly Street and Causeway Road.

3. Subject to ongoing municipal funding, continues to progress environmental approval for the future development of Ford Road noting that this will require a new and different application to be lodged with the EPA (as per Ministerial advice 14 August 2018).

4. Continue to lobby Main Roads WA for improved directional signage on Busselton Bypass.

Click here to view the Council Minutes and Council Report which includes all the relevant attachments to that report. Including the City Centre Road Network Survey Report; Riley Consulting Traffic Modelling Peer Review; Cardno Traffic Modelling Reports.


Busselton Local Road Network Upgrades

The Busselton Traffic Study has been developed so the City can plan for our future road network.

The study outcomes have informed the development of a suite of road upgrade options suitable for staged implementation over an approximate 20 year timeframe.

With many of the initial improvement measures identified in the study (such as additional signage and minor intersection works) now completed or underway, the City is positioned to commence more significant upgrade works.

Key components of this suite of upgrade works are identified on the map below. They include:

  • Strelly / Barlee / West Street Upgrade;
  • City Centre Eastern Link,
  • Duplication of Causeway Road and a new bridge;
  • Construction of Ford Road; and
  • Duplication of Fairway Drive.

Your Feedback

City of Busselton Council seeks to gauge community sentiment regarding these proposed upgrades. To this end the City has commissioned an independent research company, CATALYSE® Pty Ltd, to conduct a survey into community attitudes about potential road modification options. All survey responses will remain private and confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act.

It should be noted that the duplication of Fairway Drive does not feature extensively in this information as it is outside the area of current focus (i.e. in and around the Busselton City Centre) and is scheduled for implementation in the longer-term.

The survey has been sent to a random selection of City of Busselton residents and ratepayers, however, individuals outside of the random selection who would like to participate can access it via this link.

The survey is open from Thursday 16 August 2018 until Wednesday 12 September 2018. Survey outcomes will be presented in a formal report to Council.

Please note that the survey can only be completed once per person. Once the survey is submitted, you can’t make any further amendments.

For more information on each of these projects (including designs), please go to the Document Library (right hand side).

If you have any further queries, we recommend you attend a community information session where you can view road modification options, ask questions and share ideas.

Communing Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday 28 August 4.30pm -6.30pm
  • Wednesday 29 August 2.00pm - 4.00pm

If you’re unable to attend one of these sessions, you can also contact our team directly on city@busselton.wa.gov.au or (08) 9781 0444.