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$600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme

The Northern Australia Roads Programme forms part of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia (the White Paper), comprising a $600 million commitment to enable upgrades to high priority roads in northern Australia essential to the movement of people and freight to support the North’s economic development.

Roads identified in Infrastructure Australia’s Northern Australia Audit, along with other roads identified as priorities by the states and territories, such as those connecting communities, or regional towns to ports, were considered for funding. 

Works to be undertaken include upgrades and safety and productivity improvements, such as road widening, overtaking lane construction and pavement renewal.

The Australian Government announced projects to be funded under the Northern Australia Roads Programme throughout 2016. See below for a list of projects:

Queensland:

Northern Territory:

Western Australia:

Benefits

The Northern Australia Roads Programme will help improve the North’s transport network and as a result support economic development and improve safety for all road users.

Funding

The Australian Government will fund up to a maximum of 80 per cent of the total project cost in partnership with the state, territory and local governments.

Timetable

Funding is available over four years from 2016-17 to 2019-20.

Map

Map of Northern Australia Roads and Beef Roads Programmes [PDFPDF: 7518 KB]