|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid-2017 - TBA
|Estimated Project Cost:||$65,660,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$52,530,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Halls Creek
The Broome Cape Leveque Road provides the main transport link through the Dampier Peninsula. The Road supports access for tourists, pearling and farming industries and local communities.
The project will build on previous investments to seal the Road and will realign and seal an approximately 90 kilomtres of the Broome Cape Leveque Road. The works will also include drainage improvements including culverts, fauna underpasses and floodways.
The unsealed sections of the Road have gradually been deteriorating, with sections falling below the nautral surface, requiring road users to negotiate steep banks in order to pass.
The project will improve safety, accessibility and productivity, thereby contributing to economic development in the Dampier Peninsula by supporting access for Indigenous communities, pastoral stations and the pearling and tourism industries.
The Australian Government has committed up to $52.53 million towards this $65.66 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