Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
  Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, South Coast Highway, Chester Pass Road, South Western Highway, Robertson Drive, Forrest Highway, Old Coast Road, Mandurah Road, Ennis Avenue, Patterson Road, Rockingham Road, Stock Road, Leach Highway, Kwinana Freeway, Canning Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Great Eastern Highway Bypass, Roe Highway, Great Northern Highway, Brand Highway & North West Coastal Highway (National Route 1) - Balingup to Bunbury

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National Route 1 is a major route in WA.

The route varies in form from multi-laned arterial road, suburban road, to single carriageway rural highway. It passes through commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural land, and also through state forest and conservation areas.

History:

South Western Highway & Robertson Drive:

Click here for photos of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, which acts as a heavy vehicle bypass to the city, and will eventually become the main bypass around Bunbury when completed.

Bunbury to Balingup   Balingup to Bunbury
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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Southbound distance sign on the South Western Hwy at Davenport outside the Main Roads WA depot for the southwest region, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands February 2008. The discolouration on the sign in the older photo is from the use of bore water on the nature strip, common in this area.

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  Kirup Town Centre:
South Western Hwy as it passes through Kirup. June 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Robertson Dr (NR1) at Davenport for Bovell St, April 2016.

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  AD Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching the intersection with Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd at Donnybrook. June 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Large AD as you head southbound at Davenport approaching the Bussell Hwy / South Western Hwy traffic lights, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands February 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign located after the Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd at Donnybrook. April 2016.

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Corner of South Western Hwy and Bussell Hwy:
Southbound approaching the signalised junction with Bussell Hwy at Davenport, February 2008. NR1 turns left here.

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  Entering Donnybrook:
Entering the town of Donnybrook. April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign at Davenport, February 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching Marmion St, Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Reassurance Directional Sign :
Distance sign at Davenport, just after Bunbury Outer Ring Road, December 2012.

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  Marmion Street :
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Marmion St in Donnybrook, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands December 2012.

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Tom Talbot Drive:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) an Tom Talbot Dr at Davenport, April 2016.

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  Donnybrook Town Centre:
South Western Hwy as it passes through Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bunbury Outer Ring Rd at Davenport, April 2016. The large empty space is a coverplate.

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  Donnybrook Town Centre:
South Western Hwy as it passes through Donnybrook. December 2012.

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Centenary Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Centenary Rd at Davenport, April 2016.

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  Donnybrook Town Centre:
South Western Hwy as it passes through Donnybrook. June 2008.

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Bunbury Outer Ring Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Bunbury Outer Ring Rd at Davenport, April 2016.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign as South Western Hwy (NR1) leaves Donnybrook, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands December 2012.

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Bunbury Outer Ring Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Bunbury Outer Ring Rd at Davenport, April 2016.

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  Level Crossing :
South Western Hwy (NR1) as it crosses the railway line at Argyle, December 2012.

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Entering the Shire of Capel:
Southbound at Davenport near the now closed Queelup Rd intersection, February 2008. This section of the route now features a dual carriageway as seen in the photo above.

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  Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching Trigwell Rd at Boyanup, April 2016.

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Trailblazer:
NR1 trailblazer at North Boyanup, April 2016.

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  Trigwell Road :
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Trigwell Rd in Boyanup, December 2012.

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Entering Boyanup:
Southbound as you drive into the town of Boyanup, February 2008.

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  Entering Boyanup Town Centre :
South Western Hwy as it enters Boyanup, April 2016.

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Boyanup Town Centre:
Southbound at the Payne Street intersection, February 2008.

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  Boyanup Town Centre :
South Western Hwy as it passes through Boyanup, April 2016.

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Level Crossing:
One of 2 level crossings on main roads in Boyanup, near Payne and Bridge Streets. February 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching Boyanup-Picton Rd at Boyanup, December 2012.

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Bridge Street:
Fingerboard assembly at the corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Bridge St in Boyanup, April 2016.

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  Boyanup-Picton Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Boyanup-Picton Rd in Boyanup, December 2012.

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Bridge Street Intersection:
Southbound in the Boyanup town centre, February 2008.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign :
Distance sign as South Western Hwy (NR1) leaves Boyanup, April 2016.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign near Charlotte Street and approaching Trigwell Road in Boyanup, February 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bunbury Outer Ring Rd at Davenport, April 2016. The large empty space is a coverplate.

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Trigwell Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Trigwell Rd at Boyanup, April 2016.

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  Bunbury Outer Ring Road:
Corner of South Western Hwy (NR1) and Bunbury Outer Ring Rd at Davenport, April 2016.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign as you depart from Boyanup, February 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Davenport, April 2016.

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Level Crossing:
Southbound approaching the level crossing near Shenton Road in Gwindinup, February 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign under welcome sign at Davenport, approaching Tom Talbot Dr, April 2016.

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Council Sign:
Southbound entering the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire at Gwindinup, February 2008.

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  Intersection Directional Sign :
ID sign at the entrance to Bunbury Airport in Davenport, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands December 2012.

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Approaching Level Crossing:
Southbound approaching the level crossing at Argyle, February 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Davenport approaching Robertson Dr (SR10 & NR1), April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2012.

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Level Crossing:
Southbound at the level crossing at Argyle. February 2008.

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Donnybrook Welcome Sign:
Southbound at the locality of Irishtown at Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Entering Donnybrook:
Southbound signage as you enter Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Speed Limit Change:
Reduction to 60 km/h as you drive into Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Donnybrook Town Centre:
Southbound in Donnybrook, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands February 2008.

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Donnybrook Town Centre:
Southbound in Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Donnybrook Town Centre:
Southbound in Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign approaching Marmion Street in Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Reasurance Direcional Sign:
Distance sign at Donnybrook, April 2016.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd at Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Donnbrook-Boyup Brook Road:
Southbound at the intersection with Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Road at Donnybrook, February 2008. The fingerboard assembly is typical for WA roads.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd approaching the intersection with South Western Hwy (NR1) at Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Fingerboards:
Fingerboard assembly facing Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd at Donnybrook, April 2016.

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Trailblazer:
NR1 trailblazer facing Donnybrook-Boyup Brook Rd at Donnybrook, December 2012.

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Heavy Vehicle Speed Limit Begins:
Signage for the special speed limit for heavy vehicles which covers a large section of the highway between Donnybrook and Bridgetown. February 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Southbound RD sign as you leave Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Level Crossing:
Southbound at the intersection at Hackett Road at Donnybrook, February 2008.

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Southbound at Newlands:
Heading down into Newlands. February 2008.

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NR1 Trailblazer:
Southbound at Newlands, February 2008.

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Services Sign:
Southbound approaching Kirup, February 2008.

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Speed Limit Reduction:
Speed limit drops to 80 km/h as you approach Kirup. February 2008.

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Entering Kirup:
Southbound entering the town of Kirup. February 2008.

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Kirup Town Centre:
Southbound through the town of Kirup. February 2008.

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Capel Street / Upper Capel Road Intersection:
Southbound through Kirup, February 2008.

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Level Crossing:
Southbound crossing the railway at Kirup, February 2008.

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Welcome to The Blackwood River Valley:
Southbound tourism sign indicating we are now in the Blackwood River Valley area, February 2008.

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Entering Mullalyup:
Southbound entering the town of Mullalyup, February 2008.

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Mullalyup Town Centre:
Southbound in the town in Mullalyup, February 2008.

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Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Bunbury and Binningup
Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Manjimup and Balingup

1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 Government of Western Australia, Ministerial Media Statements, $5million upgrade for South Western Highway, 8 November 2001
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Highway upgrade at Kirup improves safety, 9 February 2004
4 Government of Western Australia, Ministerial Media Statements, New overtaking lane for South Western Highway, 4 April 2003.
5 Government of Western Australia, South West Highway to be upgraded near Donnybrook, 5 October 2007
6 Main Roads Western Australia, Project Update, South Western Highway, November 2015

Last updated: 09-Jan-2019 6:21

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