Northern Town Site Access


​​​​​Component summary 

This component entails initiating a road closure on the northern end of Giblett Street to block off what is essentially the northern entry into the town centre.  A new northern entry point has been created off South Western Highway, at Blechynden Street, using a roundabout and appropriate signage to direct traffic into Giblett Street.  Graphite and Ralston Street intersections have been rationalised to improve road safety and the redeveloped Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park will effectively become​ the new northern entry statement to the town centre.  

View the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park design concept for further information.


New town site entry roundabout
The new northern roundabout was fully opened on Monday 20 August 2018. 

Re-alignment of Graphite Road/Perup Road Intersection
The re-alignment of Graphite and Perup Roads is complete and was opened in June 2019.

Stage one

Acquisition of a commercial property abutting the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park was completed in late 2013 and all buildings were subsequently removed. This area will be integrated into the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park as part of the linkage to South Western Highway (see component two).​

Stage two

Work on this component is complete.  As well as the realignment of the Graphite Road/Ralston Street entry point, these elements were planned in conjunction with the relevant State Government agencies, such as Main Roads. 

​Realignment of Graphite Road/Perup Road intersection at South Western Highway (Mottram Street). 

Pictured left: Before - looking north at the abovementioned intersection.

​Portion of Giblett Street that has been closed as a thoroughfare.

Pictured left: Looking south from Graphite Road.

​Portion of Giblett Street that has been closed as a thoroughfare.

Pictured left: Looking north from (approximately)
in-line Blechynden Street.

​Construction of a new roundabout on South Western Highway at Blechynden Street, has become the new northern entry point to the town centre. 

Pictured left: New northern roundabout.

​​​​Re-alignment of the Perup and Graphite Road intersection with South Western Highway has been undertaken to improve safety.

Pictured left: Graphite/Perup Road, South Western works in progress.

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Page reviewed: 30 Jul 2020 12:56pm