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Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd – Hughenden) Progressive Sealing

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$47,868,101
Australian Government Contribution:$38,294,481
Local Council/Shire:Etheridge Shire Council,Flinders Shire Council

Project Description

The section of the Kennedy Developmental Road between the Lynd and Hughenden is locally known as the Hann Highway. The Hann Highway is a partially sealed road with intra-regional access.

The scope of works for this project includes sealing approximately 42 kilometres of unsealed sections on the Hann Highway.

This project is one of two packages of works on the Kennedy Developmental Road funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.


This project will improve productivity, resilience and safety on the Hann Highway. Other benefits include:

  • improved travel reliability by increasing flood immunity throughout the corridor by up to five days per annum on average
  • improved road safety by providing a sealed road surface of 8 metre width
  • improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements
  • reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by sealing unsealed sections that incur regular damage due to wet season effects


The Australian Government committed $38.24 million towards this $47.87 million project.


Construction commenced in July 2017 and was completed in April 2020.

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Project details last updated: 13/09/2021