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Great Northern Highway - Ord & Turkey Creek - Road Improvements

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - TBA
Estimated Project Cost:$15,640,000
Australian Government Contribution:$12,510,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Halls Creek
State:WA
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The Great Northern Highway is a major Western Australian highway servicing cattle producers in northern Western Australia.

The project will involve road reconstruction, realignment and installation of passing lanes along priority sections of the Highway between Ord and Turkey Creek.

Benefits

The project will provide the following benefits to the northern cattle supply chain:                        

  • improved  road safety, through installation of passing lanes and strengthening of existing pavements
  • improved freight capacity and connectivity, through road realignment and upgrading as required
  • increased flood immunity, through the construction of a new two-lane bridge over Frog Hollow

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $12.51 million towards this $15.64 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in early-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