$51 millionTotal budget
Under ConstructionProject phase
Main Roads WALead agency
Mid 2020Start date
Late 2022End 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.
It is also susceptible to road closures and flood damage during the wet season, and has required extensive repairs in most years.