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

Tasmanian Roads Package - Bass Highway targeted upgrades between Deloraine and Devonport

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2023 - Mid 2027
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Devonport City Council,Latrobe Council,Meander Valley Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The Bass Highway is a key link for freight, tourism and people movement between the far north west of Tasmania and the key ports of Burnie and Devonport and further to Launceston and Hobart. This project will deliver targeted upgrades between Deloraine and Devonport to improve road safety, reduce congestion and improve travel times along this key section of the highway.



  • Improved road safety for all road users.
  • Reduced congestion and improve travel times.
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability.


The Australian Government has committed $40 million towards the project.


Construction is expected to commence late 2023 and be completed by mid 2027.

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Project details last updated: 23/11/2022