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NT Government to improve flood resilience on Stuart Highway

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a $350,000 contract to GHD to design flood immunity improvements on an eight-kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway near Daly Waters, south of Katherine.

The work is part of the Australian and NT Governments’ jointly funded $217 million Northern Territory Industry Roads program which will upgrade priority roads to support local industries.

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

In addition to providing flood resilience to the section of the Stuart Highway, the project will improve connectivity, freight productivity, access and road safety.

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

“The Territory Labor Government is building a stronger, more resilient road network to improve the Territory’s connectivity with the rest of Australia,” said Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Joel Bowden.

“We are planning for the future and these projects will improve flood resilience for the Territory’s connections to the national highway network.

“By investing in the Territory’s roads we continue to improve year round connectivity and unlock economic opportunities here in the NT.”

Planning is well underway to determine the scope of the remaining upgrades to be delivered under the Northern Territory Industry Roads program.

The NT 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.

In other news, the Victorian Government is injecting an extra $1 million into training more heavy vehicle drivers to keep supply chains moving, in partnership with the Victorian Transport Association.

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