Dongara to Northampton Coastal Route

​Corridor Alignment Selection Study 


We are undertaking an Alignment Selection Study to select a future road corridor for a Dongara to Northampton coastal route, in the Mid West-Gascoyne region.

We have received comprehensive feedback from stakeholders and the community on a number of options from Dongara to Geraldton and Geraldton to Northampton.

This feedback has been assessed by ourselves, and is now being considered by a range of State Government agencies.

The aim of this study is to identify a preferred corridor for this route that meets the future needs for moving people and freight which will allow us to plan for the future.

It is supported by the Mid West Development Commission, which secured Royalties for Regions funding for the detailed planning phase.

Community and stakeholder consultation

Consultation with key stakeholders, including landowners, local government authorities, heavy vehicle operators and local communities, is playing a vital role in this Alignment Selection Study.

In August 2015 we distributed a Study Overview to local communities outlining the six feasible route options and associated benefits and considerations. We also held public displays at a number of local venues, giving people the opportunity to ask questions.

When the Alignment Section Study is complete and endorsed, an Alignment Definition Study will be undertaken to define the road reservation requirements for the preferred route.

Further community and stakeholder consultation will be undertaken during this phase, particularly with affected landowners.


Further information

For more information about this planning study please contact:

Leanne Pitcher, Community Relations Representative.

Tel: 0408 923 249


Modified: 30 Aug 2017