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

2013 Outback Way - Northern Territory Works

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2015 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$40,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000

Project Description

The project will pave, seal and upgrade sections of the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road on the Northern Territory section of the Outback Way to improve safety and remote area accessibility.


The project is designed to unlock the potential benefits of the Outback Way to the Australian economy and indigenous and remote communities.

In particular, the project will provide benefits for the Northern Territory cattle, tourism, mining and freight industries.


The Australian Government is contributing up to $20 million towards these upgrades in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


The Outback Way - Northern Territory project was delivered in three stages. Construction of stage one is complete, and stage two was completed late 2017. Stage three was completed in early 2019.

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Project details last updated: 7/06/2019