The project forms part of the $106.25 million APY Lands Main Access Road Upgrade Project and is aimed at increasing the economic standard of living for Australians and to improve social outcomes in the area.
The road improvements began in September last year.
South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said in a statement that the project has been providing jobs for South Australians, including local Aboriginal workers.
“South Australian company Lucas Total Contract Solutions reconstructed and sealed the existing seven-kilometre road and improved drainage,” Mr. Mullighan said.
“The Government in consultation with the APY Executive Board ensured that 30 percent of the total onsite labour hours were undertaken by local Anangu for these works.”
The Australian Government has committed $85 million and the South Australian Government $21.25 million for the five-year upgrade of about 210 kilometres of roads.
The works are expected to be completed in June 2019.