Consultation Stage 1 now closed


Thank you to the Alice Springs community for your input to Stage 1 of the Heavitree Gap Planning Study. Community consultation was open from 30 January to 16 March 2018. During this time, the Project Team gathered input from over 500 people.

The Stuart Highway through Heavitree Gap (Ntaripe) is the primary route connecting the north and south of Australia. Traffic modelling shows that it needs to be upgraded to meet future needs. We asked for your views on this, your experience of travelling through the Gap and how the Gap is important to you. The Project Team also gathered many ideas from community members on a possible infrastructure solution for the future.

We held information stalls at Alice Plaza, Yeperenye Shopping Centre and Todd Mall Markets, met face-to-face with key stakeholders and ran a design exercise with more than 70 school students. We also received 139 online survey submissions via

One message we heard loud and clear is that pedestrian and cyclist safety through Heavitree Gap is a concern that requires immediate attention. While this is beyond the scope of this long term planning study, the Department recognises the need and is currently reviewing options to improve the shared path through Heavitree Gap.

Stay tuned for more information about Stage 2 community consultation and general project information about the Heavitree Gap Planning Study via our project page.

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