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Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade (Western Australia)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$87,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$70,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Broome,Shire of Derby West Kimberley,Shire of East Pilbara,Shire of Halls Creek,Town of Port Hedland,Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
State:WA

Project Description

The Newman to Katherine corridor is a key economic freight route that supports major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism. The corridor also connects general road users to major regional centres.

This project will deliver targeted upgrades along the Western Australia section of the Great Northern Highway, and surrounding roads.

Benefits

Upgrades to this corridor will provide the following benefits:

  • ensure key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs
  • provide a more reliable and safe road network, especially during the wet season
  • improve access for higher capacity vehicles
  • facilitate other economic opportunities, especially tourism

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $110 million towards the Newman to Katherine Corridor, of which $70 million has been committed to Western Australia and $40 million to the Northern Territory.

Timetable

The project is in planning.

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Project details last updated: 30/10/2019