by H Whitbread, 27 Feb 2020
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The Augusta Margaret River Shire will shortly be delivering the long anticipated urban renewal to the Main Street (Bussell Hwy and Fearn Ave) in the Margaret River CBD.

Commencing in February 2019, construction works will be implemented in two stages:

Stage 1: February 2019 to May 2019 - Underground service upgrades (stormwater and electrical works)

Stage 2: September 2019 to February 2020 – Road resurfacing, roundabout construction, footpath renewal, hard and soft landscaping, electrical works

Construction will result in short-term altered traffic and pedestrian conditions, including temporary road closures; however, businesses will remain open on Bussell Highway and adjacent side streets, with alternative customer access arrangements in place when required.

Summary of construction works

Civil Works

new stormwater drainage trunk line and associated pits, lids and chambers, installation of all interconnecting stormwater drainage pipes, pits, lids and chambers

reconstruction of roads, footpaths, cycle lane and parking; drainage, kerbing and surfacing

three new roundabouts

Landscape Works

new pedestrian crossings

a new cycle lane and associated dual use path

new paving, retaining walls

new street trees

new shelters, seating, planters, bike rails, bins, drinking fountains, timber bollards.

Electrical Works

Western Power forward works pole/streetlight relocation

Western Power pole/street lighting upgrades

Western Power pole/street lighting decommission and removal

new electrical cables and associated pit lids

new Lighting Control Board, Main Switchboard

new street light poles and luminaires, including banner attachments, up-lighting

new communication conduit


Please visit for up-to-date information on the project timelines, and changed traffic conditions. This website will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Should you require any additional information please contact Helen Whitbread, Main Street Project Manager by email; subject line Main Street Construction

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