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Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade (Northern Territory)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$87,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$70,000,000

Project Description

Upgrade roads infrastructure on and around the Northern Territory section of the Tennant Creek to Townsville corridor.


This project will:

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


The Australian Government has committed $270 million towards the Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor, of which $200 million has been committed to Queensland and $70 million to the Northern Territory.


Early works are expected to commence in mid 2020.

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Project details last updated: 13/11/2019