2020 Stanage Bay Road Upgrade Project

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Stanage Bay Road has been identified as a key road corridor supporting efficient heavy vehicle movements and improved connectivity within the region, while also having strategic importance in facilitating major national and joint international defence training exercises. Upgrades to Stanage Bay Road will also have other significant benefits such as improved primary production transport efficiency, remote community connectivity and travel efficiency, and emergency management outcomes.

Livingstone Shire Council has secured $21.6M of Federal Government Funding through the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD), under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative for the purpose of undertaking this project to seal the aforementioned unsealed section of Stanage Bay Road.

Completion of this project will provide a nationally recognised ‘fit-for-purpose’ road corridor, appropriate for the scale and volume of the growing number of military and associated heavy transport vehicles that are currently traversing this Council maintained road, while also delivering economic and other benefits such as improved safety and access for all vehicles.

Estimated Total Cost: $21,600,000

Commencement Date: January 2019 (construction will commence in July-August 2020)

Duration of Project: Three (3) years. This project will be delivered over the 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years with a target completion date of before the Talisman Sabre Exercise commencing July 2023.

Public Consultation: Consultation and updates provided through community organisations, possible project newsletter, Council website, Council Facebook page, media publicity.

Potential Interruptions: During the construction phase there will be traffic delays experienced due to road works and floodway works occurring at various locations along Stanage Bay Road. These will be managed through maintaining open communication with the community, residents and the general public.



Stanage Bay Road has been identified as a key road corridor supporting efficient heavy vehicle movements and improved connectivity within the region, while also having strategic importance in facilitating major national and joint international defence training exercises. Upgrades to Stanage Bay Road will also have other significant benefits such as improved primary production transport efficiency, remote community connectivity and travel efficiency, and emergency management outcomes.

Livingstone Shire Council has secured $21.6M of Federal Government Funding through the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD), under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative for the purpose of undertaking this project to seal the aforementioned unsealed section of Stanage Bay Road.

Completion of this project will provide a nationally recognised ‘fit-for-purpose’ road corridor, appropriate for the scale and volume of the growing number of military and associated heavy transport vehicles that are currently traversing this Council maintained road, while also delivering economic and other benefits such as improved safety and access for all vehicles.

Estimated Total Cost: $21,600,000

Commencement Date: January 2019 (construction will commence in July-August 2020)

Duration of Project: Three (3) years. This project will be delivered over the 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years with a target completion date of before the Talisman Sabre Exercise commencing July 2023.

Public Consultation: Consultation and updates provided through community organisations, possible project newsletter, Council website, Council Facebook page, media publicity.

Potential Interruptions: During the construction phase there will be traffic delays experienced due to road works and floodway works occurring at various locations along Stanage Bay Road. These will be managed through maintaining open communication with the community, residents and the general public.