New Norcia Bypass

​The New Norcia Bypass is a $29.8 million project jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments. It is being managed as part of the Great Northern Highway: Muchea to Wubin Upgrade Stage 2 and delivered by Decmil Australia.

Construction started in May 2016 and the bypass should be completed by mid-2017.

This important project was launched on 28 April 2016 with a ground-breaking ceremony. Western Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport Jim Chown and Former Australian Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss turned the first sod with traditional owner Gus Ryder representing the Yued people, Shire of Victoria Plains President David Lovelock and Father John Herbert, from the Benedictine Community.

Image: New Norcia Ground Breaking.JPG 

Image: Ground-breaking ceremony

View a map illustrating the New Norcia Bypass and read our latest Project Overview 


Project scope and benefits

New Norcia is Australia’s only privately-owned monastic town and the whole town is registered on the National Estate. Founded in 1846, it is a popular tourist destination with 27 of the town buildings classified by the National Trust.

The New Norcia bypass will stretch for 6 km to the east of the historic town and include a new 88-metre bridge over Moore River and a scenic lookout. The bypass will remove the majority of heavy vehicle movements from the historic town precinct and allow for future development and restoration of the town.


Further information

For general project information please contact the Community Engagement Team:

Phone: 1800 820 366



Modified: 09 Dec 2016