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Current Projects

Please find below a list of projects currently being undertaken by the Shire of Chittering, along with major projects that we are aware of in the area.  If there are other projects that you feel should be listed, that you would like to be kept up-to-date on please let us know.  Click here to email through your suggestions.

Binda Place Upgrade

After many years of planning and discussion, thanks to funding from the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (Wheatbelt Development Commission) and  Roads to Recovery, the improvement and beautification of Binda Place will become a reality.The Official Opening will be held on Sudnay 23 July 2017 in conjunction with Bindoon Farmers Market.

Beautification:  thanks to funding from the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (Wheatbelt Development Commission);

  • Activation (Business Workshop Series) – complete, 92 attendees representing 40 businesses took advantage of the six free workshops;
  • Promotional / Informational Signage – complete, installation of six bespoke signs: Binda Place (2), Bindoon townsite (2), Brockman Precinct (1) and Clune Park (1);
  • Street Furniture – complete, installation of seating, tables and bin surrounds; and
  • Street Plantings / Landscaping (including Reticulation) – complete.

Construction:  Roads to Recovery (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development);

  • Directional / Advisory Signage – complete;
  • Drainage – complete;
  • Engineering / Design / Service Relocations – complete;
  • Kerbing – complete;
  • Line Marking – complete;
  • Road & Footpath Construction – 90% complete, pending finalisation of turning lane on opposite side of the Highway; and
  • Street Lights – complete.

(Updated 20/02/17)

Heavy Haulage Deviation Route (Bindoon Bypass)

There is the potential for a deviation to be created so that the Great Northern Highway bypasses the Bindoon townsite. The proposed Western Bypass Corridor was announced on 12 January 2017.

The Bindoon Devation Strategy 2017 was endorsed by Council on Wednesday 15 March.  A Bindoon Deviation Strategy Action Group has been formed, email edo@chittering.wa.gov.au for more information. (Updated 12/07/17)

Bridle Trail Trial

The 12-month trial period for the Maryville Bridle Trail commenced on 1 August 2016.  Adjacent landowners and interested parties were personally informed via letter and email, respectively.  Click HERE for the mud map and HERE for more details.

Brockman Centre Beautification

Thanks to Royalties for Regions Wheatbelt Community Chest Funding, beautification works have been undertaken at the Brockman Centre Heritage Precinct.  The funding, with support from the Shire of Chittering and the assistance of the three User Groups (Bindoon Historical Society / Museum, Bindoon Arts & Crafts, Bindoon Men's Shed) enabled the installation of water tanks and native gardens.  Future plans include footpaths, landscaping, lighting and solar panels. (updated 12/7/17)

Independent Living Units

The sub-division of the 3.5 hectare portion of Lot 62 Great Northern Highway, where WA Retirees propose to develop their lifestyle community, is complete. Positive negotiations continue with WA Retirees and registrations of interest for the units can be made directly to WA Retirees (phone 9362 0100 or email info@retireeswa.com.au).  

Muchea to Wubin - Great Northern Highway Upgrade

Muchea North Stage: Old Gingin Road to Chittering Roadhouse
Project is funded with construction planned to commence in mid 2017.
Please refer to www.m2w.com.au

National Broadband Network (nbn) Fixed Wireless & Telstra Blackspot Program

Visit www.nbnco.com.au/ or https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/mobile-black-spot-program for more information.

Northlink WA

Please visit the NorthLinkWA website for more information.

Northern Section: Ellenbrook to Muchea
The long term planning vision is finalised.
Funding is currently confirmed for a single carriageway with grade separated interchanges.
The team are currently awaiting Federal approval.
Completion expected mid-2019


STED - Septic Tank Effluent Disposal Scheme

As part of the State Government's Infill Sewerage Program, Water Corporation propose to construct a STED scheme in Bindoon.

The work will include construction of waste water pipeline. access chambers and a below ground pump station.  The location of the treatment plant will be finalised shortly, it is proposed to be located south of the Bindoon townsite.

For more information please contact Water Corporation Project Manager Lizelle Moniz - 9420 3623.

Click here to view the Preliminary Plan. (updated 20/02/17)

Road Works (Major Local)

  • Binda Place - Complete
  • Blizzard Road – Bridge construction will commence at the end of winter 2017.
  • Blue Plains/Maddern Roads – Black Spot works (due to be undertaken in 2017-18)
  • Carl Street – reconstruct (due to be undertaken in 2017-18)
  • Chittering Road – (near Chittering Valley Road) reconstruction and sealing complete, larger culvert to be installed.
  • Chittering Road - Complete
  • Chittering Valley Road – final seal completed 29-30 March 2017.
  • Flat Rocks Road – design bridge (due to be undertaken by MRWA in 2016-2017)
  • Hay Flat Road – final seal completed 29-30 March 2017
  • Humphrey Street – reseal – seal to be laid with Carl Street works
  • Julimar Road – Earthworks are 75% complete
  • Learners Way – complete
  • Morley Road – replace gravel portion with bitumen, complete
  • Muchea East / Wandena Roads – Land resumption on progress.
  • Orchard Road – Complete, minor works required to backfill kerb.
  • Owen Road – Complete
  • Perry Road – gravel sheeting complete
  • Ridgetop Ramble –  Drainage and kerbing complete.  Concrete path being laid 28 June.
  • Spice Road – completion due by late August 2017.

Great Northern Highway (LK Martin Place) - Complete.

Note: the Great Northern Highway road works south of the Muchea lights are being undertaken privately, as part of the requirements of a Planning Approval for a Transport Depot. 

(updated 24 May 2017)