|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2018 - Mid 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$200,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$160,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Boulia Shire Council,Winton Shire Council,Shire of Laverton,Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku,Central Desert Shire Council
The Outback Way route links Laverton in Western Australia with Winton in Queensland, via Alice Springs and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. The route measures approximately 2,800 kilometres, and is a key tourism drive, and freight route for the mining and pastoral industries.
The project will involve sealing, reconstructing, and widening priority sections of the route across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia to improve safety, travel times and remote area accessibility.
It is expected this commitment will deliver the following benefits:
- improved interstate connectivity between Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia
- improved travel times and operating costs along the corridor
- improved flood immunity along the corridor
- improved access to remote communities
- improved road safety for all road users
The Australian Government is contributing $160 million towards this project.
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Project details last updated: 8/05/2018