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Outback Way - 2016 Election Commitment - WA - Great Central Road (Laverton Section) Pavement Upgrades Package 3

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Late 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$10,910,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,730,000

Project Description

The project involves approximately 20 kilometres of upgrades from formed road to a two-lane seal.


 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; and
  • reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route.


The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $8.73 million, subject to Western Australia providing 20% of the project costs.


Construction is expected to commence in mid-2019, nothing that the project is still in the early stages of the development and the above project timeline is subject to change.

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Project details last updated: 4/05/2018