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Outback Way - Northern Territory

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2015 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$40,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000

Project Description

The project will pave, seal and upgrade sections of the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road on the Northern Territory section of the Outback Way to improve safety and remote area accessibility.


The project is designed to unlock the potential benefits of the Outback Way to the Australian economy and indigenous and remote communities.

In particular, the project will provide benefits for the Northern Territory cattle, tourism, mining and freight industries.


The Australian Government is contributing up to $20 million towards these upgrades in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


The Outback Way  - Northern Territory project is being delivered in three stages from 2014-15 to 2016-17.  Construction of stage one is complete, and stage two is expected to be completed by mid-2017. Stage three is expected to be completed by late-2017.

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Project details last updated: 4/09/2017