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ROAD REPORT -  ALL ROADS WITHIN THE SHIRE OF NGAANYATJARRAKU ARE OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES. PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILST TRAVELLING ON ALL GRAVEL ROADS. THIS INFORMATION IS CURRANT AS AT 1130HRS ON 8TH OF MAY 2018. NEXT UPDATE WHEN CONDITIONS WARRANT.

Changing weather conditions & traffic volumes can adversely affect road surfaces, please drive carefully at all times.

Please note that all major roads within the Shire are a combination of formed dirt & gravel.

Visitors to the region must obtain a permit prior to travel in the area.

For Main Roads WA, South Australia & NT Road reports click here for Links.

For specific roads please refer to the current information below or contact us.

CHRIS PAGET - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Road

Road Status

Great Central Road  
Laverton – Tjukayirla R/House - Shire of Laverton Boundary Please contact the Shire of Laverton on 9031 1202 for current conditions
Great Central Road - Laverton Shire Border into Warburton OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Great Central Road Warburton to Warakurna

OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES

Great Central Road - Jameson Cutline OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES  
NT Border - Yulara Contact NT Roads for information on 1800 246 199
Great Central Road - Warakurna to the NT Border OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Warburton – Jameson OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Jameson – Blackstone OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Blackstone – Wingellina OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Community Access Roads  
Kanpa Access Road OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Tjirrkarli Access Road OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Patjarr Access Road OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Wanarn Access Road OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Tjukurla Access Road OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
Giles - Mulga Park Road - Wingellina OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES
   

 

 

Distances between Communities (km)

  Blackstone Patjarr Tjirrkarli Tjukurla Warburton Wanarn Warakurna Wingellina
 Blackstone    405 330 380 205  175 235  75
 Patjarr 405    355 575  230  330  395 480
 Tjirrkarli  330  355   540  125  295  360 405
 Tjukurla  380  575  540    415  275  180 330
 Warburton  205  230  125 415    170  235 280
 Wanarn  175  330  295 275 170    105 250
 Warakurna  235  395  360 180  235  105   185
 Wingellina  75  480  405 330 280  250  185  
 Note:
 1. These distances are provided as a guide only, please confirm distances yourself before travelling.
 2. The above distances are approximates only, the Great Central Road (Outback Highway) and other community roads are subject to road realignments which may vary the distances.

 

* Helpful Travel Tips For Gravel Roads

  • Look well ahead on the road for possible trouble spots, eg water can pool on the road after heavy rain in some locations, but generally is well drained.
  • Watch for rising dust in the distance as this generally indicates other vehicle using the road too.
  • Drive to the conditions at the time.
  • Enjoy your surrounds and do not speed, slow down on bends and crests.
  • Corrugations can cause a vehicle to slide.
  • Stay off the edge of the road as they often soft and will drag your vehicle off the road.
  • When a section of road is covered by water it is generally safest to pass through the centre of the road as it generally the hardest section of the road and you are less likely to get your vehicle bogged.

 

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