Tender award: Planning for the future duplication of the Arnhem Highway (btwn Kostka and Stuart Highway)


The Department has awarded a tender to Cardno Pty Ltd for $310,000 to develop concept plans for the future duplication of 10kms of the Arnhem Highway between Stuart Highway and Kostka Road.

Arnhem Highway is a key route in the NT road network running east-west from the Stuart Highway into Arnhem Land and measuring a total distance of 227 km. The route supports economic growth in industries such as tourism, agriculture, mining and construction. The Arnhem Highway links Darwin to the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park; Mt Bundy Quarry which is the main source of Darwin’s quarried construction products, as well as numerous communities, stations, farms, and tourist operations.

Currently, the road is two-lane (one in each direction), however, an upgrade will be required in the longer term to accommodate future transport needs and to support area planning processes for the Humpty Doo locality and activity centre.

The key objectives of the study are to:

  • provide safe access to enable land developments
  • provide an efficient route to improve freight productivity
  • provide a safe and attractive route to support tourism and rural residential development
  • manage future transport needs.

Community consultation will be invited in the preparation of a concept design. To register your interest in finding out more, email us at transport.planning@nt.gov.au

This is a planning study for the medium to longer term and no construction funding is available at this stage.

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Arnhem Higheway Duplication

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