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Outback Way - 2016 Election Commitment - WA - Great Central Road Progressive Sealing

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
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

Project Description

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