GHD has been awarded the $350,000 contract to design flood protection upgrades for an 8km stretch of the Stuart Highway near Daly Waters, on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. 

The work is part of the Federal and Northern Territory Government’s jointly funded $217 million Northern Territory Industry Roads program, which will upgrade priority roads to support local industries such as pastoral, fishing and tourism enterprises.

The construction ready design will include an engineering survey and geotechnical investigation on this key transport and logistics route.

In addition to providing flood resilience to this important section of the Stuart Highway, the project will improve connectivity, freight productivity and access, road safety and access to health and social services for remote communities.

The construction tender will be released once the designs are completed, with works to commence mid-2025.

Roads Australia has said that planning is underway to determine the scope of the remaining upgrades to be delivered under the Northern Territory Industry Roads program, including engaging with industry and relevant stakeholders to ensure funding is directed to where it matters most for Territorians.

The Territory Government is also planning for and delivering long term upgrades along Central Arnhem Road, which connects Nhulunbuy to the Stuart Highway.

Douglas Partners has been awarded a $990,000 contract to undertake geotechnical investigations on the Central Arnhem Road to inform three upgrade packages to improve flood immunity, road safety, travel time and accessibility.

Related articles

Leave a reply

©2024 Infrastructure Magazine. All rights reserved


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?