GHD receives NT Government road design contract

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a $350,000 contract to GHD Pty Ltd to design flood immunity improvements on an 8 kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway near Daly Waters, south of Katherine.

The work is part of the Australian and Northern Territory Government’s 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.

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.

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

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 to ensure funding is directed to where it matters most for Territorians.

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 Pty Ltd 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.

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