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Barkly Stock Route Upgrading

Funding Program:Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2019 - Late 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$12,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000

Project Description

The Barkly Stock Route is a rural main road connecting the Stuart and Tablelands highways, servicing a number of cattle producers in the area.  The route is currently partially sealed.

The project will upgrade, widen and seal 15km of the Barkly Stock Route to improve efficiency for heavy vehicles transporting livestock and other heavy vehicles and road users. Additional works will also be undertaken to upgrade culverts to improve drainage.


The project will support the transportation of livestock in the region by improving road safety and regional productivity, reducing travel times and increasing road reliability during the wet season.


The Australian Government has committed up to $10 million towards this $12.5 million project.


Construction commenced in March 2019 and is expected to be completed in late 2019, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 8/04/2019