​​​Great Northern Highway - Maggie Creek to Wyndham

Jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, the project will see Great Northern Highway upgraded between Maggie Creek and Wyndham. The project will provide increased employment opportunities and a more reliable road network for the East Kimberley region.

Latest news

A traditional smoking ceremony was performed on site by Aboriginal elders on 15 April followed by an inspection of the works by Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti on 17 April. Early works include surveying, clearing and camp and site office establishment.

Scope of works

Maggie Creek to Wyndham

  • Reconstruction and realignment of the nearly six kilometres of highway known as ‘Maggie’s Jump Up’, including construction of a northbound passing lane
  • Reconstruction of 22 kilometres of highway from Maggie Creek to the Wyndham townsite, as well as drainage improvements

Roads to Recovery program – Weaber Plain Road bridge replacement

  • Replacement of Bridge No. 5116 on Weaber Plain Road to increase its load carrying capacity




Image: Maggie Creek to Wyndham map from our May 2018 Project Update


​Key benefits

  • Improved road safety and access
  • Increased productivity, freight reliability and efficiency for the transport industry
  • Increased employment and business opportunities for the Kimberley region and local Aboriginal people and businesses
  • Improved access between Kununurra and agricultural and farming properties north of Bridge No. 5116 on Weaber Plain Road


​Key dates

  • Construction start - April 2018
  • Anticipated complete - Late 2018 
Last Updated: 17 May 2018