BUNBURY OUTER RING ROAD —
1089. Hon DIANE EVERS to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to the Bunbury Outer Ring
Road project, southern corridor.
(1) Has the
department completed modelling studies on urban growth in the Bunbury region
and the impact on the BORR in the medium-term, 20 to 30 years, to long-term, 50
to 60 years outlook?
(2) If yes to (1), will the minister
please table the results?
(3) If no to (1) will the minister consider
undertaking such a study prior to the construction of the southern corridor?
(4) If yes to
(1), will the minister please explain if and how medium to long-term growth has
been factored into the route chosen for the southern corridor?
(5) Is it anticipated that a future
Bunbury bypass or ring-road will be required?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) Creating a summary
of traffic volumes, with and without BORR, for the ultimate planning scenario
and for 2041 requires additional work to summarise the data. This can be tabled
in due course.
(3) Not applicable.
(4) The ultimate
planning concept design for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road caters for forecast
ultimate traffic volumes. The project design
will cater for traffic in the medium term—2041 forecast year. Without
BORR, this traffic would use existing roads, causing congestion and road