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

Broome - Cape Leveque Road

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Late 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$65,660,000
Australian Government Contribution:$52,530,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Halls Creek

Project Description

The Broome - Cape Leveque Road provides the main transport link through the Dampier Peninsula. The road supports access for tourists, pearling and farming industries and local communities.

The project will build on previous investments to seal the road and will realign and seal approximately 90km of the Broome - Cape Leveque Road. The works will also include drainage improvements including culverts, fauna underpasses and floodways.


The unsealed sections of the Road have gradually been deteriorating, with sections falling below the nautral surface, requiring road users to negotiate steep banks in order to pass.

The project will improve safety, accessibility and productivity, thereby contributing to economic development in the Dampier Peninsula by supporting access for Indigenous communities, pastoral stations and the pearling and tourism industries.  The upgrade will see travel times improve with savings of up to 70 minutes expected once completed.  It is expected that flood immunity will also increase resulting in less road closures.


The Australian Government has committed up to $52.5 million towards this $65.7 million project.


Construction commenced in May 2018 and was completed in November 2020.

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Project details last updated: 16/11/2020