Great Northern Highway Upgrade

Ord River North

  • Upgrading sections of Great Northern Highway, north of Ord River.
  • Construction is expected to commence mid-2019.
  • Works are part of ongoing safety and accessibility improvements.

Project update

The project will see a section of Great Northern Highway upgraded north of Ord River. Following on from other projects in the region such as Great Northern Highway – Maggie Creek to Wyndham and Bow River Bridge, the project will provide a more reliable road network and continued employment for the local community. 

It is anticipated that the project will be jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments.


  • Early-2019: Tender for design and construction closed
  • Mid-2019: Construction commencement


  • Improved safety and access
  • Increased productivity, freight reliability and efficiency for the transport industry
  • Continued employment and business opportunities for the Kimberley region, local Aboriginal people and businesses
Last Updated: 15 April 2019