• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2017 - Mid 2023
  • Estimated project cost $22,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $11,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Shire of Laverton,Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
  • State WA

Project description

The Western Australian component of the Outback Way project will upgrade 67km of road in the Shires of Laverton and Ngaanyatjarraku. The 2,800km Outback Way links Winton in Queensland to Laverton in Western Australia. It is often referred to as “Australia’s longest shortcut”. The road is used for tourism, mining and the cattle industries. It is a mix of sealed and unsealed sections of road.


The project is anticipated to generate benefits for tourism, mining and freight along the Outback Way route, which in Western Australia traverses the Shires of Laverton and Ngaanyatjarraku as the Great Central Road.


The Australian Government is contributing $11 million towards the $22 million project, as part of the commitment made in 2013.


Construction is underway, with works expected to be completed by mid 2023.

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