50% complete.
Government approval of policy/process development.

That the Government assesses the impact that any heavy-vehicle traffic associated with any onshore shale gas industry will have on the NT’s transport system and develops a management plan to mitigate such impacts. Consideration must be given to:

  • forecast traffic volume and roads used;
  • the feasibility of using the existing Adelaide to Darwin railway line (or some other railway network) to reduce heavy-vehicle road use; and
  • road upgrades.
Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2021.

Reform area
Planning for industry
Project action
Improving roads and facilities
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.