Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Tasmanian Roads Package - Northern Roads Package

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$55,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$44,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Meander Valley Council,West Tamar Council

Project Description

Upgrades to the Northern Roads Package includes Birralee Road (Westbury to Frankford), Frankford Road and Batman Highway to enable the corridor to cater for increased heavy vehicle movement supporting business and industry.

This first stage of works will include targeted shoulder widening, pavement rehabilitation and strengthening for approximately 10 kilometres along the Batman Highway to cater for increased heavy vehicle movement supporting business and industry.


Improve freight productivity as Birralee Road feeds into the Bass Highway at Westbury to support freight movement in agriculture and manufacturing industries.


The Australian Government will contribute up to $44 million. The Tasmanian Government will contribute $11 million.


Construction commenced in January 2021 on the Batman Highway with further work required to finalise scope for Birralee and Frankford Roads. Works are expected to be complete in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 5/09/2022