|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2017 - Late 2018
|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 the Keep River Road to two-lane standard seal and constructing a new bridge over the Keep River.
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 $39.91 million towards this $49.89 million project.
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