Construction to start on Turkey Point Access Road and Bridge

  • $22 million contract awarded to Fulton Hogan for construction
  • Construction to connect Estuary Drive and Leschenault Drive at the Port of Bunbury
  • Safer and easier access to be provided to Turkey Point for the Bunbury community

The Cook Government is delivering on its commitment to provide better access to local amenities at Turkey Point as well as driving trade opportunities at the Port of Bunbury.

The Turkey Point Access Road and Bridge, representing phase two of the major Bunbury infrastructure project, will soon be underway.

Funded by a $34 million contribution from the Cook Government, contractor Fulton Hogan has been engaged to build the dual-use path, road and bridge.

The project, which will connect Estuary Drive to Leschenault Drive, is a vital piece of infrastructure aimed at reducing traffic congestion and interaction between port-related vehicles and public road users.

Construction follows a number of years of planning, which included environmental approvals, community consultation and engineering design to deliver the best outcome.

Phase one was completed last year, including site investigations, in preparation for construction to begin in the coming weeks.

Further information about the Turkey Point access road and bridge project is available on Southern Ports’ website.

As stated by Ports Minister David Michael:

“This Turkey Point access road and bridge is an important part of Southern Ports’ Port of Bunbury’s Master Plan that will help unlock more trade opportunities for Berth 8 and future trade through additional berths.

“The project will also increase safety for the community and port users by diverting public road users away from the Port and providing direct access to Turkey Point.

“It is fantastic to see another infrastructure investment of the Cook Government progress to the next stage and provide regional employment opportunities.”

As stated by Regional Development Minister Don Punch:

“I’m pleased to see this vital regional project come to life, creating jobs and enhancing our economic development as part of our Royalties for Regions program.

“Turkey Point is a much-loved recreational amenity for our Bunbury community and having safer and easier access is a bonus for everyone.”

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