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Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands - Main Access Road Upgrade - Stuart Highway to Pukatja

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$106,250,000
Australian Government Contribution:$85,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Anangu Pitjantjatjara Inc
State:SA

Project Description

This project involves the upgrade of 210 kilometres of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21 kilometres of community roads, including improvements to roads leading to airstrips in Pukatja, Umuwa, Fregon, Mimili and Indulkana, and to the Umuwa power station.

Benefits

The project will provide community and emergency management access, better food supply reliability through improved freight access, and access to employment and economic opportunities.

Funding

The Australian Government is contributing $85 million towards the $106.25 million project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in March 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid 2019.

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Project details last updated: 20/09/2017