$678 millionTotal budget
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The Outback Way is an iconic 2,800 kilometre route from Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland via Alice Springs. It is often referred to as Australia’s Longest Shortcut.
The Great Central Road is the gazetted name for the route within WA and it consists of the 872 kilometre section from Laverton to the WA/NT border, of which 736 kilometres is currently unsealed.
A 50km section of road was sealed in 2018 by the Shire of Laverton, followed by another 40km section of road by Main Roads Western Australia in 2021. The next phase will be near the Cosmo Newberry community, 84km east of Laverton.
Funding has been allocated to seal the remainder of the Outback Way by 2030.
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Media releases21 February, 2022
Remainder of Outback Way to be sealed as part of $678m project
The McGowan Government has partnered with the Commonwealth to seal the remainder of Outback Way as part of a $678 million project to deliver a new strategic transport and tourism route with the Eastern States.
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