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Tiwi Island Roads Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:TBC - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$75,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$60,000,000

Project Description

The project will upgrade and seal sections of the Pirlingimpi Access Road, Pickertaramoor Access Road and Paru Access Road on Melville Island.


This project will (by improving roads on the island):

  • support economic growth opportunities, particularly those associated with the potential export of plantation timber
  • create local employment opportunities
  • provide all-weather access to Tiwi College on Melville Island


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $60 million. The Northern Territory will provide 20 per cent of the project costs.


This project is in planning.

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Project details last updated: 30/09/2019