The project, which is funded through the Federal Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative, involves the upgrade and sealing of approximately 39.7km of Stanage Bay Road between the Bruce Highway and the Army Access gate. Increased heavy vehicle traffic usage due to military exercises has placed greater pressure on Stanage Bay Road, the primary northern access route to Shoalwater Bay Training Area and Stanage Bay Township. Stanage Bay Road is approximately 90km long in total, of which only 17.6km has been upgraded to sealed standard. The sealing of this section of road will reduce ongoing scheduled maintenance on Stanage Bay Rd.
Completion of this project will provide a nationally recognised ‘fit-for-purpose’ road corridor, appropriate for the scale and volume of the growing number of military and associated heavy transport vehicles that are currently traversing this Council maintained road, while also delivering economic and other benefits such as improved safety and access for all vehicles.
Livingstone Shire Council acknowledges the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development for 100% funding of this project through the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative.