• Funding program Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2019 - Late 2019
  • 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 the only sealed road between the Port of Broome and the Port of Wydham on the National Land Transport Network linking Perth with Darwin in the Northern Territory.

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


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


The Australian Government has committed up to $12.5 million towards this $15.6 million project.


Construction commenced in mid 2019 and was completed in late 2019. The improved section is now open to traffic.

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