Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands - Main Access Road Upgrade - Stuart Highway to Pukatja

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$156,780,000
Australian Government Contribution:$125,424,000
Local Council/Shire:Anangu Pitjantjatjara Inc

Project Description

This project involves the upgrade of 210km of the main access road from the Stuart Highway to Pukatja and improvements to 21km of community roads, including improvements to roads leading to airstrips in Pukatja, Umuwa, Fregon, Mimili and Indulkana, and to the Umuwa power station.


The project will provide community and emergency management access, better food supply reliability through improved freight access, and access to employment and economic opportunities.


The Australian Government is contributing $125.424 million towards the $156.780 million project.


Construction commenced in March 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021