AN alignment study to define the preferred option for the proposed Busselton Outer Bypass is to be carried out by Main Roads.
It has confirmed that the Blue Route, which is closer to Busselton, is the one that has been selected.
Further communication and stakeholders consultation will be carried out, particularly with affected landowners.
The outcome will be a final road reservation.
However, at this stage there is no federal or state government funding committed to construct the proposed bypass.
The project overview by Main Roads said there had been 65 responses from landowners, community and businesses on the options for the proposed route.
Of those, 21 were from landowners directly affected with the route preferences split three ways.
Eight disagreed with the Yellow Option, six were against the Blue Option and seven disagreed with both of them.
Issues raised by landowners were loss of property value and compensation, property severance, impact on property access and operations, impact on amenity and heritage and environmental concerns.
The remaining responses from community members and Busselton and Districts Residents’ Association indicated that 78 per cent preferred the Blue Option.
The comparative assessment of the two options showed a clear preference for the Blue Option, which had been endorsed by the city as the preferred general corridor alignment.
In March the WA Planning Commission’s South West Region Planning Committee met and resolved to approve the adoption of the Blue Option to guide future planning of the Outer Bypass.
Therefore, the Yellow Option would not be considered any further.