|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Early 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$49,890,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$39,910,000
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 over 13 kilometres of the Keep River Road to two-lane standard seal and replacing two bridges, one over the Keep River and one over Sandy Creek.
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.
The Australian Government has committed up to $39.9 million towards this $49.9 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2019, and is expected to be completed in early-2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 10/07/2018