75% complete.
Government approval of policy/process development.

That as part of any strategic SIA and prior to any significant increase in traffic as a result of any onshore shale gas industry, consultation must be undertaken on road use and related infrastructure requirements that results in road upgrades and work schedules to the appropriate Austroad standards and commensurate with the anticipated vehicle type required for any onshore shale gas industry.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Respecting community and culture
Project action
Managing social and cultural impacts
Lead agency
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Action item update

Implementation progress

KPMG/GHD/Risc and Deloitte have completed studies on infrastructure and logistical requirements for the Beetaloo Basin under a range of development scenarios.

The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have announced $367 million in road upgrades to the Carpentaria Highway, Buchanan Highway, Western Creek Road and Gorrie/Dry Creek Road.