APY Lands - main access road upgrade
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Stage 1 Pukatja (Ernabella) to Umuwa (Double Tank)

Before and after pictures of the approach to Davids Well crest

Stage 1 Pukatja (Ernabella) to Umuwa (Double Tank)

Works to construct a single access into Umuwa have been completed. The new single access removes multiple conflict points associated with the previous Y junction and two T junctions.


Reconstruction and sealing works complete between Iwantja (Indulkana) and the Stuart Highway

The upgrade of the section of road from Iwantja (Indulkana) to the Stuart Highway in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands is complete.

South Australian company Lucas Total Contract Solutions reconstructed and sealed the existing 7 kilometre road alignment and improved drainage.

The road improvements will provide the Iwantja (Indulkana) community with all-weather access to the Marla airstrip.

The department, in consultation with the APY Executive Board, ensured that 30 per cent of the total onsite labour hours were undertaken by local Anangu for these works.

Stuart Highway junction with Main Access Road

Main Access Road between Stuart Highway and Iwantja


Contracts completed for pavement crushing

Approximately 2 million tonnes of pavement material has been crushed, with a number of crushing contracts now completed. The pavement material will be utilised for all Stages of construction works.

Pukatja airstrip works