|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2017 - TBA
|Estimated Project Cost:||$30,340,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$24,270,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
|Corridor:||Perth - Darwin
The Great Northern Highway between the Victoria Highway and the Wyndham Port is known as the Wyndham Spur. Wyndham Spur provides the sole access route to the Port of Wyndham supporting local mining and agricultural activities.
The scope of works for this project includes widening approximately 18 kilometres of the Wyndham Spur to a 9 metre wide seal on an 11 metre formation.
This project is one four packages of work on the Great Northern Highway being funded under both Northern Australia Roads programmes.
This project will improve road safety and service on a key inter-town link between Wyndham, Kununurra and Halls Creek.
This project will provide the following benefits:
- improved access for freight vehicles travelling to and from Wyndham Port;
- increased safety for road users crossing floodwater prone areas; and
- increased regional accessibility, by providing year-round access to major town sites for residents and the tourism industry.
The Australian Government has committed up to $24.27 million towards this $30.34 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in late-2017, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.
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Project details last updated: 7/02/2017