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Keep River Plains Road Upgrade

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Late 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$87,312,500
Australian Government Contribution:$62,210,000
State:NT

Project Description

The Keep River Plains Road upgrade delivered approximatley 30 kilometres of sealed road in the north-west of the Northern Territory, through to Legune Station, including two bridges over Keep River and Sandy Creek.

This upgrade strengthens transport connections for agriculture, resources and pastoral industries – creating opportunities for future investment and more jobs for the region. It enhances the prospects for major enterprises such as project Sea Dragon and an extension
to the iconic Ord Valley Development Stage 3.

 

Benefits

The project provides the following benefits:

  • increased route accessibility to support to the region for agriculture, resources and pastoral industries
  • improved freight capacity, through sealing of existing pavements
  • improved flood immunity, through provision of new bridges over the Keep River and Sandy Creek
  • increased regional productivity and economic development, through provision of year-round road access

Funding

The Australian Government committed up to $62 million towards this $87 million project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in August 2019 and was completed in November 2020.

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Project details last updated: 9/11/2020