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

Renmark to Gawler

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Early 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$87,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$70,000,000
Local Council/Shire:The Barossa Council,Berri Barmera Council,Town of Gawler,Light Regional Council,District Council of Loxton Waikerie,Mid Murray Council,Renmark Paringa Council

Project Description

The corridor follows the Sturt Highway and runs from Renmark to Gawler in South Australia. The key arterial roads that feed this corridor include the Goyder Highway in South Australia. The corridor contributes to the competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural and mining sectors, opening up access to essential freight networks in South Australia. Corridor works are expected to include widening, strengthening and realignment of various sections.


Addressing identified pinch points in the corridor will improve throughput, while targeted upgrades will increase access for higher efficiency heavy vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency of the corridor in line with the ROSI objectives. Industries that will benefit from investment in this corridor include the forestry, grain, fuel and agriculture industries.


The Australian Government is providing up to $70 million towards this project.


Construction is expected to commence in late 2020 and be completed by early 2023.

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Project details last updated: 28/05/2020