Melville Island Road Upgrades

Opened 25 May 2022

Closed 22 June 2022



The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is proposing to upgrade 73km of gravel road between Pirlangimpi and Pickertaramoor on Melville Island. The works include pavement lifts, re-gravelling, sealing to a two-lane standard, formation widening, realigning, installation of drainage structures, overall improvements to the flood immunity and progressive rehabilitation of cleared areas. The upgrades would include development of 23 gravel pits, 14 road alignments and access to water extraction with a total land clearing requirement of up to 296.4 hectares.

For more information about the referral go to the environmental impact assessment register for the Melville Island Road Upgrades.

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