Muchea East Road - intersection of Chardonnary Drive to Powderbark Road - Road Upgrade - 2020/21


Project Overview

These works will continue on from the reconstruction works undertaken in 2019/20.

This project involves works from the intersection of Chardonnay Drive to Powderbark Road. The current road has over 2000 vehicles per day. 

The works involve widening the existing road lanes to a 3.5m seal with a 1.0m sealed shoulder resulting in a 9.0m carriageway to ensure road user safety. The intersections of Chardonnay Drive and Powderbark Road will be renewed to ensure traffic can safely enter and exit the intersections. The existing drainage will be reinstated and tree pruning undertaken where required. 

This project has been funded as part of the Regional Road Group Program. The Regional Road Groups are comprised of elected representatives from each Local Government within the road group. These Groups are important in providing Local Government with a voice in how the State Government’s contribution to local roads is spent. Regional Road Group members serve a vital and valuable role in ensuring that road funding decisions maximise community benefits and preserve and improve the road system across Western Australia. There are 10 Regional Road Groups (RRG) in WA, and Sub-Groups within those RRG, which are established under the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement which is overseen by a State Advisory Committee (SAC). The Shire of Chittering is part of the Moora Sub-group. This subgoup also consists of the Shire of Gingin, the Shire of Wongan -Ballidu, the Shire of Dandaragan, the Shire of Moora, the Shire of Dalwallinu and the Shire of Victoria Plains.  The Sub-Group was allocated $3,474,497, the maximum funding a Shire can receive is 20% with the minimum 5%. The Shire of Chittering received 12% ($420,853). 

Regional Road Group projects are funded ⅔ by the State Government and ⅓ by the Local Government. 

This project is scheduled to commence in January 2021.