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

Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade (WA) - Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Ord River North Section, Stage 3

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Late 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$39,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$31,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Halls Creek
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project includes widening and overlay, reconstruction and realignment on Great Northern Highway between SLK 2937.98 to 2939.20 and SLK 2941.15 to 2950.05. Design and construction of a new Bridge No. 1260A (GNH over Frog Hollow Creek), at SLK 2946.63, including approach works and demolition and removal of the existing Bridge No. 1260.


  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks


The Australian Government has committed $31.2 million towards the $39 million project.


Construction has commenced in late 2021 and will be completed in late 2024.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022