New Norcia Bypass

On 1 May 2017 traffic started using the New Norcia Bypass. With some final roadworks, line-marking and landscaping still to be finished, the project is on track for completion by mid-2017.

This $29.8 million project is 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.

Image: New Norcia Bridge - Open 1 May 2017.JPG 

Image: An 88 metre bridge over Moore River forms part of the New Norcia Bypass

View a map illustrating the New Norcia Bypass.


Project scope and benefits

New Norcia is Australia’s only privately-owned monastic town and is an internationally significant heritage 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 stretches for 6 km to the east of the historic town and includes 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: 02 May 2017