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Mango Industry Roads Upgrades, Litchfield

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Early 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$21,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$15,000,000

Project Description

Sealing of roads in the mango growing region of Litchfield, including:

  • Chibnall Road between Old Bynoe and Leonino Road (approximately 5km)
  • Mocatto Road between Whitstone and Acacia Gap Road (approximately 3km)
  • Horsnell Road between Elizabeth Valley Road and Alverly (approximately 3km)
  • Kentish Road between Hopewell Road and the end of the current sealed section (approximately 3km)


This project will deliver:

  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Improved road safety
  • Improved freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
  • Improved economic productivity
  • Improved flood immunity on key routes in the region


The Australian Government has committed $15 million to this project. Other funding contributions include $3 million from the Northern Territory Government and $3 million from Litchfield Council.


Construction commenced in mid 2020 and is expected to to be completed by early 2022.

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Project details last updated: 20/09/2021