Outback Highway

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The Kennedy Development Road between Middleton and Boulia, 2011

The Outback Highway or Outback Way is a series of roads and dirt tracks linking Winton, Queensland and Laverton, Western Australia. At 2,800 km (1,740 mi), it crosses Central Australia (colloquially known as the Outback), passing through Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

It has been proposed as a development to provide an inland route between southern Western Australia and northern Queensland as an alternative to the National Highway 1 along either coast.[1]

Roads that make up the highway are:

Support for the project is strong amongst local government areas along the route and elsewhere.[2] Federal funding of A$70 million over 10 years would be required.

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  1. ^ BSD Consultants.(1998) Outback Highway feasibility study : final report / prepared for Main Roads Western Australia, Northern Territory Department of Transport and Works, and Main Roads Queensland ; prepared by BSD Consultants Pty. Ltd. Subiaco, WA "March 1998"
  2. ^ "Councils back outback highway push". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 23 June 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 

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