Priority Status: Priority Initiative
Suburbs Affected: Broome to Kununurra
Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Project Plan
- WA State Government Funding: 87.5 million
- Project Type: Road - Road upgrade
Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Construction Details
The project focuses on a section of the Great Northern Highway between Kununurra and Broome and involves upgrades to the following:
- flood resilience
- bridge and pavement broadening and strengthening
- revitalisation of culverts
- overall safety of the corridor
Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Jobs & Community Plan
The Great Northern Highway between Kununurra and Broome currently suffers from single-lane bridges and narrow pavement and single-lane bridges which creates challenging traffic conditions for passenger and heavy freight vehicles. Road closures are a constant during the wet season, which creates challenges for connection with local communities and their ability to access essential services. It also has a significant impact on supply chain and the ability to efficiently conduct business within the Kimberley Region. In this region of Western Australia, safety, connectivity and resilience against flood continue to be issues that present a threat to both social and economic health. Regional and remote areas are highly reliant on infrastructure for their productivity and sense of wellbeing, as acknowledged in the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit.
Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Upgrade Timeline
Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra - Timeframe: 0-5 years.
Source: https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/05/14/4-2-billion-for-roads-in-wa-budget/, https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/05/McGowan-Governments-strong-investment-in-the-Kimberley-continues.aspx