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Big role for tiny Boulia in Outback Way project

The Outback Way traversing the continent east-west will be a boon for Alice Springs. But for the tiny Boulia, population about 250, this road is vital. ERWIN CHLANDA took the trip along the Plenty and Donohue highways to meet the outback battlers, on a path to the future that most local governments would fear to tread.

 

UPDATE December 28, 2019

Sealing the Outback Way: The mouse that roars.

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The council of Queensland's Boulia Shire – population about 600 – has its eye on the contract for sealing the Plenty Highway in the Northern Territory between the border and the Stuart Highway. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

First Outback Way seal may go further

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The first seal of the Outback Way, which traverses Australia east-west through Alice Springs, may be longer than the Federal Government is bartering for. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Outback Way: Why is road building in NT so expensive?

 

Why does road sealing cost twice as much in the Territory as does in shires across the borders on either side? "That's the question that needs to be asked," says Patrick Hill (at left), the president of the Laverton Shire and chairman of the Outback Highway Development Council Inc. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE Nov 19 at 4:30pm

The NT Government has just released figures showing that road building in the NT is up to three times as expensive when compared with adjoining states.

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