Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Southern Section)

Closed 26 Sep 2019

Opened 20 Sep 2019


Main Roads Western Australia is proposing to construct and operate the southern section of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (BORR).  The proposal includes 10.5 km of freeway-standard dual carriageway, 3 km of rural distributor roads and other associated road-infrastructure.  The BORR southern section will connect to the proposed northern and central sections of BORR near South West Highway, which together will complete a bypass around Bunbury City from Forest Highway to Bussell Highway. 

The BORR southern section proposal involves 98 ha of vegetation clearing within a 300 ha development envelope.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals