The sealing and upgrading of the road to Cape Leveque north of Broome is expected to bring a surge of extra grey nomads and other travellers to the area.
While the WA Government announced some weeks ago major improvements to the iconic Kimberley route were on its radar, details of the funding arrangements that will make it happen have only just emerged.
The Federal Government has said it will pick up 80% of the $65 million price tag, with the WA Government picking up the rest.
The cash is expected to fund the construction of a brand new all-weather sealed road next to the existing unsealed alignment.
The project will be carried out in stages but WA Premier Colin Barnett has told the ABC that “it’s something we’re going to get on with … I’m very determined that we will seal that road as quick as is sensibly possible”.
The road to Cape Leveque has long been well used by grey nomads seeking adventure and a relaxing time in the remote area next to the Indian Ocean.
Favourite camping spots along the way including James Price Point, Quondong Point, Beagle Bay, Middle Lagoon and the resort at Cape Leveque itself.