A drone shot of a highway with land bulldozed next to it

Bunbury Outer Ring Road construction halted with 11th hour Federal Court injunction

An 11th hour Federal Court injunction has temporarily halted the construction of a contentious major highway project in Western Australia.

Clearing of bushland to make way for the $1.25 billion Bunbury Outer Ring Road began this week to a chorus of backlash from local community members who say the highway will cause irreversible environmental damage.

The injunction issued late on Friday by the Federal Court of Australia prevents Main Roads and its contractors from any more clearing work on the southern section of the road through the semi-rural community of Gelorup.

Clearing of the land, which sits on a 40-year-old road reserve, began on Monday following a visit to the site by former Greens leader Bob Brown.

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