• Funding program Northern Australia Roads Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2018 - October 2021
  • Estimated project cost $25,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $20,000,000
  • State NT

Project description

The Plenty Highway is a regionally significant arterial road, which supports remote communities and agricultural and mining activities. The Plenty Highway is part of the Outback Way, which is a national east-west link connecting Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland.

The scope of works for this project includes sealing approximately 36km of the Plenty Highway, including sealing of an existing truck parking bay and accesses.

This project is one of two packages of works on the Outback Way in the Northern Territory being funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.


This project will address the urgent priority sections and improve the road service standard for all road users.

The project will provide the following benefits:

  • increased business development opportunities, including pastoral and tourism
  • improved access to remote communities
  • reduced duration and incidence of road closures, through improved flood immunity
  • improved road safety
  • reduced vehicle operating costs for freight and passenger vehicles
  • improved travel times for access to communities, pastoral stations, and tourism destinations


The Australian Government committed $20 million towards this $25 million project.


Construction commenced in April 2018 and completed in October 2021.

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