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Outback Way - WA

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - '2019
Estimated Project Cost:$22,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$11,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Laverton,Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State:WA

Project Description

The Western Australian component of the Outback Way project will upgrade 111.5 kilometres of road in the Shires of Laverton and Ngaanyatjarraku. The 2,800 kilometre Outback Way links Winton in Queensland to Laverton in Western Australia. It is often referred to as “Australia’s longest shortcut”. The road is used for tourism, mining and the cattle industries. It is a mix of sealed and unsealed sections of road.

Benefits

The project is anticipated to generate benefits for tourism, mining and freight along the Outback Way route, which in Western Australia traverses the Shires of Laverton and Ngaanyatjarraku.

Funding

The Australian Government is contributing $11 million towards the $22 million project, as part of the commitment made in 2013.

Timetable

Construction commenced in the Shire of Laverton in March 2017, and major construction is expected to commence in the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku in mid-2017.  The overall project is expected to be complete in 2019.

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Project details last updated: 23/05/2017