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Buntine Highway Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$125,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$100,000,000

Project Description

The Buntine Highway involves upgrading priority sections of the Buntine Highway to deliver flood immunity, safety improvements and pavement strengthening and widening works along the route.

The Buntine Highway is a 558 kilometres long rural arterial road, in which the first 336 kilometres is sealed and the remaining 222 kilometres is predominantly unsealed.


Improved Freight Efficiency, Connectivity and Travel Time:

  • improved travel times and operating costs along the corridor
  • improved flood immunity along the corridor
  • improved access to remote communities

Increased Safety:

  • provide safer overtaking opportunities
  • reduce crash frequencies
  • increase weight limit for heavy vehicles

Support Regional and Local Economic Development:

  • support inter-state connections between the Northern Territory and Western Australia
  • support the growth of rural populations and the agricultural and mining industries


The Australian Government has committed up to $100 million towards this $125 million project.

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Project details last updated: 24/09/2018