Kennedy Developmental Road (Winton – Boulia), Outback Way, strengthen and widen

About 5km of the Kennedy Developmental Road was widened.

The Kennedy Developmental Road forms part of the Outback Way, a 2800km route between Winton in Queensland and Laverton in Western Australia via Alice Springs and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.

Construction started in April 2020 with completion in September 2020.


  • Improves safety
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency

Key features

  • Widened about 5km of the Kennedy Developmental Road between Winton and Boulia to a 6m-wide sealed road. 


Investment ID 833963

Total investment
$4.825 million
Australian Government
$3.86 million
Queensland Government
In 2016, the Australian Government announced the commitment to invest $100 million to upgrade targeted sections of the Outback Way. Works being undertaken as part of this funding include safety and productivity improvements, such as road widening and sealing.

This project follows the completion of an additional 17km in widening works delivered to the Kennedy Developmental Road in early April 2020.

Find out more about the broader Outback Way Program.

Project map

Works for Package 2