$51 millionTotal budget
Under ConstructionProject phase
Main Roads WALead agency
Early 2020Start date
Late 2025End date
The Browns Range (Duncan Road and Gordon Downs Road) upgrade will provide greater and safer access to and for local communities in the Kimberley and the Northern Minerals Ltd Browns Range heavy rare earth minerals (dysprosium) deposit.
Located near the Western Australia/Northern Territory border, approximately 160 kilometres south-east of Halls Creek, the current access road is only lightly formed and gravel sheeted in places, which becomes corrugated and difficult to travel on at various times of the year.
Upgrades to Gordon Downs Road were completed in 2022 and the final stage of road construction on Duncan Road is anticipated to be completed in 2023.