|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2020 - Mid 2022
|Estimated Project Cost:||$46,500,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$37,200,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Laverton,Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
The project involves approximately 87km of progressive sealing works along the Outback Way in Western Australia.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- reduced travel time for all road users
- reduced costs to freight operators and improved route reliability through a decrease in road closures and reduced vehicle operating costs
- improved economic opportunities for all industries (such as mining and tourism) through improved access across the region
- reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route
The Australian Government has committed up to $37.2 million, with the Western Australian Government contibuting $9.3 million.
Construction commenced in early 2020 and is due for completion mid-2022, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 12/10/2020