Great Northern Highway

We are adding town bypasses, wider roads, passing lanes, more rest stops and additional facilities to improve road safety and efficiency along the route between Muchea and Wubin.
Drone image of road under construction on Great Northern Highway


Great Northern Highway forms part of the National Highway Network. It provides a strategic freight link between Perth and the state’s north as well as Darwin and the Northern Territory.

Stage One - Complete

Between 2000 and 2009, Stage One of the Great Northern Highway Muchea to Wubin Upgrade project was completed. We upgraded 76 km of the highway.

Stage Two 

In 2014, we completed a comprehensive planning review of the full Muchea to Wubin link along the highway.

Following this review, we decided to prioritise the following upgrades:

  • Town bypasses
  • Wider roads
  • More passing lanes
  • Flattening crests and easing curves
  • Safer roadsides
  • More rest stops
  • Additional facilities for heavy vehicles.

Project Map

GNH Muchea to Wubin Upgrades Map.jpg
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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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