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Keep River Plains Road Upgrade to support Project Sea Dragon and Ord Stage 2 - Section B to C only for Tranche 1

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$49,890,000
Australian Government Contribution:$39,910,000
State:NT

Project Description

The Keep River Road connects Project Sea Dragon and the agricultural activities in Ord Stage 3 to processing facilities in Kununurra and export facilities at the Port of Wyndham.

The scope of works for this project include sealing the Keep River Road to two-lane standard seal and constructing a new bridge over the Keep River.

Benefits

This project will support the development and ongoing operations of Project Sea Dragon and potentially support Stage 3 of the Ord Development.

The project will provide the following benefits:    

  • increased route accessibility to support Project Sea Dragon and the development of Ord Stage 3;
  • improved freight capacity, through sealing of existing pavements;
  • improved flood immunity, through provision of new bridges over the Keep River and Sandy Creek; and
  • increased regional productivity and economic development, through provision of year-round road access.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $39.91 million towards this $49.89 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in mid-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