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NT Community, Beef and Mining Roads Package - Improving Flood Immunity on Port Keats Road

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:November 2010 - December 2012
Estimated Project Cost:$26,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$11,000,000

Project Description

The Australian Government provided $77 million under the Community, Beef and Mining Roads Improvement Programme in partnership with the Northern Territory Government to contribute $34.5 million to remote communities for better roads. This funding benefits a range of road projects in rural areas of the Northern Territory by delivering improved outcomes in road standards for the sector.

This project will improve the flood immunity on Port Keats Road. Works under the project include a high level bridge over the Daly River and bridges over the Moyle and Tommy Turners Crossing.


The expected benefits resulting from this project investment are:

  • a reduction in the frequency and length of the periodic road closures which isolate indigenous communities;
  • improved safety for all users of the road; and
  • a reduction in transport operation costs.


The Australian Government provided $11 million to the project, in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


Construction commenced in late 2010 with all works completed in December 2012.

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Project details last updated: 21/07/2015