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Marble Bar Road - Coongan Gorge

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$54,480,000
Australian Government Contribution:$43,580,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of East Pilbara
State:WA

Project Description

Marble Bar Road is a key route that supports mining and agricultural activities as well as the tourism industry and links communities in the East Pilbara Region.

This project proposes to realign and reconstruct a section of the Marble Bar Road that passes through Coongan Gorge.

Benefits

The project will deliver the following benefits:                      

  • improved road safety, through improvements to existing horizontal and vertical alignments, and re-alignment of sections passing through the gorge;
  • improved efficiency for freight vehicles, through widening of narrow sections;
  • improved accessibility for resource developments in the East Pilbara; and
  • reduced road maintenance costs, through pavement reconstruction to increase weather resilience.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $43.58 million towards this $54.48 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2018, 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: 4/09/2017