The Bindoon Heavy Haulage Route Reference Group (BHHRRG) held its first meeting in July last year, prompted by news that works on the proposed Bindoon Bypass could possibly commence within the next five years. One route was ‘on the table’, the Eastern Bypass which has been under consideration for many years.
The main objective of the Group was to create a Strategy and to identify actions which ensure that Chittering is in a position to take advantage of any opportunities that could arise. The Strategy is currently in draft format ready for Council to discuss prior to releasing for public comment.
However, following the recent release, by Main Roads WA, of two alternate corridor options (Western Bypass A and Western Bypass B) the group has taken on a new facilitation and advocacy role.
The original reference group, made up of local residents and business owners, invites other interested parties to join the group over the next couple of months to work together to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for the community.
Actions taken so far have included detailed correspondence with Hon Dean Nalder MLA, Minister for Transport (along with other key politicians and stakeholders) to raise a number of key issues. In particular, issues regarding the safety of 53.5m road trains mixing with peri-urban traffic and what each option might mean to the amenity of the area. There have also been a number of questions raised with Main Roads WA concerning the socio-economic benefit of the project.
Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the fortnightly meetings or contact the Shire for more information.
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