Keep on Keeping on
The $58 million Keep River Road project is now complete and officially open. The works include 30.7 kilometres of upgraded sealed road from the NT/WA border through to Legune Station, including two bridges over the Keep River and Sandy Creek.
Territory business Exact Contracting Pty Ltd delivered this project, which supported 111 direct jobs at the peak of construction, including 26 Indigenous employees. The completed works improve safety and reliability for this critical supply route and support economic growth in the north.
The Keep River Plains Road upgrade also forms an integral part in realising the future economic development of the Keep River region through supporting the large-scale Keep River Plains Agricultural Development, which NT Land Corp currently has out to EOI.
The benefits of this new completed road include:
- Increased route accessibility to support agricultural development;
- Improved freight capacity, through sealing of existing pavements;
- Improved flood immunity, through provision of new bridges over the Keep River and Sandy Creek;
- Increased regional productivity and economic development, through provision of year-round road access.
The Keep River Road project is part of the Northern Australia Roads Program and is a partnership between the Australian Government and Northern Territory Government. To learn more about this project, visit dipl.nt.gov.au