Outback Way

Great Central Road

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Upgrading and sealing the Great Central Road (Outback Way)

The Outback Way sign next to the road

What's happening

We are continuing to negotiate land access agreements with Native Title groups along Great Central Road to enable road construction to commence on priority sections near the Cosmo Newberry, Warburton and Warakurna communities.

Project development activities including survey, design, environmental, geotechnical and heritage surveys, to gain approval and access to water and gravel for road construction, is continuing. Tender documents are also being drafted.

Subject to all approvals and the successful award of tender, work could recommence in early 2024.

Design work is also continuing for sealing of a further 400 kilometres of the road, including a 150 kilometre section near the Cosmo Newberry Community, 84 kilometres east of Laverton.


critical connection for remote Aboriginal communities


a new route for mine sites and businesses through middle Australia


opportunities for local businesses to compete for interstate work

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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