Main Roads Western Australia controls the major roads in the state's Mid West region.There are four main highways through the Mid West: The north-south coastal route of Brand Highway and North West Coastal Highway, the inland alternative Great Northern Highway, and the northern section of Goldfields Highway, which links Meekatharra with Kalgoorlie. A network of main roads connects towns within the Mid West to each other, the highways, and neighbouring regions, with local roads providing additional links and access to smaller townsites. Roads are often named after the towns they connect.
Freight vehicles, servicing the mining and agricultural industries, make up a significant proportion of the traffic using the Mid West road network. Tourist traffic primarily focuses on the coastal routes, which connect visitors to Dongara, Geraldton, Northampton and Kalbarri, and nearby tourist attractions.
|Agnew Sandstone Road|
(Mid West region)
|Length||89.76 km (55.77 mi)|
Agnew Sandstone Road is a main east-west road near the north-eastern edge of the Mid West region. From Sandstone, it travels east towards Agnew in the state's Goldfields-Esperance region.
(Mid West region)
|Location||Warradarge – Geraldton|
|Length||187.22 km (116.33 mi)|
Brand Highway is a main north-west to south-east highway in the Mid West region, parallel to the coast. It enters the region a short distance north of the turnoff to Jurien Bay, and continues north-west to Geraldton.
|Chapman Valley Road|
|Location||Geraldton – Yuna|
|Length||69.60 km (43.25 mi)|
Chapman Valley Road is a main north-east to south-west road in the Mid West region. From Geraldton, it travels north-east for fourteen kilometres (8.7 mi) as a local road until it intersects Morrell Road in Yetna. From that point on it continues as a main road (Moonyoonooka Yuna Road ) to Nabawa and then onto Yuna.
|Location||Coolimba – Eneabba|
|Length||27.38 km (17.01 mi)|
Coolimba–Eneabba Road,also known as Coolimba Eneabba Road, Eneabba–Coolimbia Road, or Eneabba Coolimbia Road, is a main east-west road in the south-west of Western Australia's Mid West region. The road connects Indian Ocean Drive at Coolimba with Brand Highway at Eneabba.
|Location||Geraldton – Walkaway|
|Length||23.62 km (14.68 mi)|
Edward Road is a major road in the Mid West region, linking Geraldton at its north-west end to Walkaway in the south-east. It runs parallel to Brand Highway, but further inland. Several local roads, as well as Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road, connect Edward Road to the highway.
|Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road|
|Location||Geraldton – Mount Magnet|
|Length||335.34 km (208.37 mi)|
Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road, 123, linking the coastal city of Geraldton with Mount Magnet on Great Northern Highway.also known as Geraldton Mt Magnet Road, is a major east-west road through the centre of the Mid West region. It forms the entirety of State Route
|George Grey Drive|
|Location||Gregory – Kalbarri|
|Length||57.71 km (35.86 mi)|
George Grey Drive is a major north-south coastal road in the Mid West region. From Port Gregory Road near Gregory, it travels north to Kalbarri National Park and Kalbarri.
Both George Grey Drive and Port Gregory Road were declared State Route 139 in March 2016
(Mid West region)
|Length||122.89 km (76.36 mi)|
Goldfields Highway is a major east-west road that is mostly unsealed. From Meekatharra, it heads east towards Wiluna in the Goldfields-Esperance region.
|Great Northern Highway|
(Mid West region)
|Location||Mount Gibson – Capricorn|
|Length||842.03 km (523.21 mi)|
Great Northern Highway is a main highway through the Mid West region, and part of the Perth to Darwin national highway. From the northern edge of the Wheatbelt, the highway travels north through Paynes Find, Mount Magnet, Cue, and Meekatharra. It continues north for a further 400 kilometres (250 mi), passing the Kumarina Roadhouse on the way, before continuing into the Pilbara region near Newman.
|Indian Ocean Drive|
(Mid West region)
|Location||Green Head – Arrowsmith|
|Length||86.41 km (53.69 mi)|
Indian Ocean Drive is a main north-south coastal road in the south-west of Western Australia's Mid West region. From Green Head, it travels north via Leeman and Coolimba to Brand Highway in Arrowsmith, south of Dongara. 60, which continues south to central Perth.It is the northern section of State Route
|John Willcock Link|
|Length||4.20 km (2.61 mi)|
John Willcock Link is a major urban road in Geraldton, linking the grade separated interchange between Brand Highway and North West Coastal Highway with the West End and the city's port.
(Mid West region)
|Location||Walebing – Watheroo|
|Length||77.08 km (47.90 mi)|
Midlands Road, 116, which continues south to Bindoon.also known as The Midlands Road, is a major road in the Mid West region. The road enters the region at Gunyidi, continuing north from the Wheatbelt. It travels north-west to Mingenew via Coorow, Carnamah, and Three Springs. Beyond Mingenew, it heads west to Dongara, terminating at Brand Highway. Midlands Roads is the northern section of State Route
|Location||Mingenew – Morawa|
|Length||58.75 km (36.51 mi)|
Mingenew–Morawa Road,also known as Mingenew Morawa Road, is a major east-west road in the Mid West region. From the Midlands Road at Mingenew, it travels east to Mullewa–Wubin Road at Morawa. Mignew–Mullewa Road, which heads north to Mullewa, branches off the road close to its western end at Mignew.
|Length||4.32 km (2.68 mi)|
Morrell Road is a major north-south road in Narra Tarra, east of Geraldton, that connects Chapman Valley Road with Narra Tarra Moonyoonooka Road.
|Mount Magnet Sandstone Road|
|Location||Mount Magnet – Sandstone|
|Length||153.90 km (95.63 mi)|
Mount Magnet Sandstone Road is a main east-west road in the Mid West region. From Mount Magnet, the road travels east to Sandstone. Through-traffic can continue east on Agnew Sandstone Road.
(Mid West region)
|Location||Maya – Mullewa|
|Length||194.36 km (120.77 mi)|
Mullewa–Wubin Road,also known as Mullewa Wubin Road, is a major north-west to south-east road near in the Mid West region. The road enters the region at Maya, continuing north from Great Northern Highway at Wubin in the Wheatbelt. It heads north-west towards Mullewa, via Latham, Perenjori, and Morawa. The northern terminus is at Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road.
|Narra Tarra Moonyoonooka Road|
|Location||Narra Tarra – Moonyoonooka|
|Length||10.77 km (6.69 mi)|
Narra Tarra Moonyoonooka Road,also known as Moonyoonooka Narra Tarra Road, is a main north-south road in the Mid West region. The road begins at Geraldton–Mount Magnet Road at Moonyoonooka, and heads north to Narra Tarra, where it becomes Morrell Road.
|North West Coastal Highway|
(Mid West region)
|Location||Geraldton – Eurardy|
|Length||180.19 km (111.96 mi)|
North West Coastal Highway is a main north-south highway in the Mid West region. It begins at a grade separated interchange with Brand Highway in Geraldton, and from there heads north via Northampton to Eurardy at the northern edge of the Mid West region.
|Port Gregory Road|
|Location||Northampton – Gregory|
|Length||57.61 km (35.80 mi)|
Port Gregory Road, 57.6-kilometre-long (35.8 mi) main east-west road in the Mid West region. From Northampton, it travels west towards the coastal town of Gregory. Just outside the townsite, the road intersects George Grey Drive, and past this point it continues as a local road for the final 5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi).also known as Northampton–Port Gregory Road, is a
Both Port Gregory Road and George Grey Drive were declared State Route 139 in March 2016
The Mid West region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is a sparsely populated region extending from the west coast of Western Australia, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north and south of its administrative centre of Geraldton and inland to 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Wiluna in the Gibson Desert.
The Wheatbelt is one of nine regions of Western Australia defined as administrative areas for the state's regional development, and a vernacular term for the area converted to agriculture during colonisation. It partially surrounds the Perth metropolitan area, extending north from Perth to the Mid West region, and east to the Goldfields-Esperance region. It is bordered to the south by the South West and Great Southern regions, and to the west by the Indian Ocean, the Perth metropolitan area, and the Peel region. Altogether, it has an area of 154,862 square kilometres (59,793 sq mi).
Brand Highway is a 370-kilometre (230 mi) main highway linking the northern outskirts of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, to the port city of Geraldton in Western Australia's Mid West region. Together with North West Coastal Highway, it forms part of the Western Australian coastal link to the Northern Territory. The highway is a part of Australia's Highway 1, and is for the most part a single carriageway with one lane in each direction.
Great Northern Highway links Western Australia's capital city Perth with its northernmost port, Wyndham. With a length of almost 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi), it is the longest highway in Australia, with the majority included as part of the Perth Darwin National Highway. The highway is constructed as a sealed, predominantly two-lane single carriageway, but with some single-lane bridges in the Kimberley. Great Northern Highway travels through remote areas of the state, and is the only sealed road link between the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia. Economically, it provides vital access through the Wheatbelt and Mid West to the resource-rich regions of the Pilbara and Kimberley. In these areas, the key industries of mining, agriculture and pastoral stations, and tourism are all dependent on the highway.
North West Coastal Highway is a generally north-south Western Australian highway which links the coastal city of Geraldton with the town of Port Hedland. The 1,300-kilometre-long (808 mi) road, constructed as a sealed two-lane single carriageway, travels through remote and largely arid landscapes. Carnarvon is the only large settlement on the highway, and is an oasis within the harsh surrounding environment. The entire highway is allocated National Route 1, part of Australia's Highway 1, and parts of the highway are included in tourist routes Batavia Coast Tourist Way and Cossack Tourist Way. Economically, North West Coastal Highway is an important link to the Mid West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions, supporting the agricultural, pastoral, fishing, and tourism industries, as well as mining and offshore oil and gas production.
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The Shire of Mingenew is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of the city of Geraldton and about 370 kilometres (230 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,939 square kilometres (749 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Mingenew.
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This is a list of newspaper titles published in, or for the Mid West region of Western Australia.
Main Roads Western Australia controls the major roads in the state's Goldfields-Esperance region. While the region is the state's largest, the major roads are restricted to the region's western and southern edges. From the major population centres of Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie, Great Eastern Highway heads west towards Perth via the Wheatbelt ; Coolgardie–Esperance Highway leads south to the port of Esperance via Norseman; and Goldfields Highway proceeds north to Wiluna and then on to the Mid West Region. From Norseman, Eyre Highway takes interstate traffic east across the Nullabor and into South Australia.