The Federal Government will meet with stakeholders in Broome to discuss the 10-year, $3.5 billion Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative to link WA communities and essential services.
The Plenty Highway Upgrading project, which includes 20 kilometres of sealing and flood resilience works in the Northern Territory, is moving ahead following the awarding of the works contract.
With research suggesting the global explosion of new road infrastructure is rife with economic, social and environmental dangers, Professor Bill Laurance from James Cook University says smarter infrastructure planning has a vital role to play.
The project will deliver safety works on the highway between Townsville and Torrens Creek, helping to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off crashes.
The Australian Government will deliver funding to upgrade and widen 24.8 kilometres of the highway, north of Longreach, Queensland.