Broome Cape Leveque Road

The Broome Cape Leveque Road is a 205 km local government road under the care and control of the Shire of Broome, that provides the main transport link through the Dampier Peninsula, enabling vehicle access to the estimated 1,425 people including 71 Aboriginal communities, pastoral stations, pearling industries and tourist destinations.

The upgrade was identified as a priority in the Dampier Peninsula Planning Strategy (April 2015) produced by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Broome Cape Leveque Road was also identified in the Northern Australia Infrastructure Audit as a Tourist road requiring upgrade. The audit identifies the significant influx of tourists to the town of Broome during the months of June to October resulting in a tripling of the population from 13,000 to around 40,000 people.

 

Image: Unsealed Broom Cape Leveque Road 

Scope of works

Sealing of the northern 102 km section of Broome Cape Leveque Road was completed in 2007. This project will construct and seal the remaining 90 km long unsealed section as well as reconstruction and sealing of the existing 13.6 km of narrow seal, and upgrade the intersection of Broome Cape Leveque Road and Broome Highway.

The works will also include alignment/geometric improvements, drainage improvements and the installation of culverts, fauna underpasses and floodways.

Environment

For more information please visit our dedicated environment page.

 

 Image: Broome Cape Leveque map

 

​Key benefits

  • Reduce commercial transport costs
  • Reduce delays caused by road closures due to flooding
  • Improve access for aboriginal communities
  • Improve safety
  • Increase Tourism

 

Key dates

  • Stage 1 and 2 (102.6 km to 2015 km) sealing completed - 2002-07
  • Progress development activities - 2016-17
  • Construction works to start - Mid 2018

 

​More information

Map

Newsletter - November 2017

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Last Updated: 22 November 2017