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Contract to boost flood-prone Stuart Highway

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The Northern Territory Government has awarded a contract to design flood immunity improvements on an eight kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway.

GHD will complete these works over the eight kilometre stretch near Daly Waters, south of Katherine. 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.


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The construction tender will be released once the designs are completed, with works to commence midway through next year.

These works form part of the Federal and Northern Territory governments 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.

Planning is well 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.

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