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

Kurundi Road (Tennant Creek - Rural) - 057924-15NT-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mar 2016 - Apr 2018
Australian Government Contribution:$1,073,597
Local Council/Shire:Northern Territory of Australia

Project Description

The Kurundi Gorge at 51.63 kilometre with extended periods of rain, can be impassable to fuel, freight and store trucks. When accessibility through the gorge allows, high clearance 4 wheel drive vehicle have to be used to supply Epenarra station, Wutunugurra (Epenarra) community, Owairtilla (Canteen Creek) community. Environmentally, with downstream of the gorge, the water holes (including one sacred waterhole) are silting up from gravel washed off from the gravel pavement in the gorge. The sealing of the gorge will prevent further environmental damage. Kurundi Road supports pastoral proprieties, aboriginal communities and tourists with the Davenport parks. The sealing of the gorge will improve accessibility.

Raise, stabilise and upgrade the unsealed section to sealed pavement.

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2018