Outback Way

Great Central Road

We are upgrading a 40 km section of Great Central Road with the Wongutha Way Alliance. Construction started in September 2020.
The Outback Way sign next to the road

The Outback Way is a 2,700 km iconic route from Laverton in WA to Winton in QLD via Alice Springs – often referred to as ‘Australia’s Longest Shortcut’.

Over 1,400 km of the route remains ‘unsealed’, including almost 800 kilometres of the Great Central Road which is the Western Australian section of the route.

A 50 km section of road was sealed in 2018 by the Shire of Laverton. We are now working to upgrade a 40 km section, commencing from the end of the existing seal 12 km east of Laverton.

This work is being delivered under an Alliance Contract between Main Roads, CareyMC and Central Earthmoving Company. Named the Wongutha Way Alliance (’Wongutha’ means the broad group of local Aboriginal people that reside in the area), the objective is to maximise Aboriginal employment and business opportunities to help benefit local communities.

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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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