Kalang Road (RRUP)


Kalang Road - Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program

The Australian Government's Remote Road Upgrade Pilot Project (RRUP) was designed to provide funding for projects which will deliver real outcomes to regional communities by addressing significant deficiencies on key regional and rural roads. It is important that these projects place an emphasis on the social and community benefits that will improve the quality of life and accessibility in regional areas by upgrading severely degraded roads.


Kalang Road, various locations


$5 Million – funded by the Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Project (RRUP) grant


Once funding is received, design work must be completed within a 12 month period. Delivery of the project will be progressed over several years following the design period. 

Project Scope

  • Extend the sealed to the remaining unsealed length of the road (approx 11kms).
  • Address the dilapidation of existing culverts and drainage structures to mitigate risks of future slips
  • Localised widening works (approx 6kms) of unsafe and deteriorated road sections

Community Impacts

There will be traffic control on the road periodically meaning there may be some delays. Day road closures may be required to allow for specialised activities. It is expected these road closures would occur between 9am-3:30pm to minimise disruption.  Notifications to community will be provided on these occasions via online channels and VMS boards.

The Construction Team

To complete this substantial works program, Council will utilise both internal resources and engage contractors through an open tender process.

Community Benefits

  • Reduce accidents and wear and tear of vehicles
  • Improved access to regional centers and facilities
  • Improved access and safety for emergency vehicles
  • Improved access and safety for school busses
  • Reduce wear and tear on the road, reducing maintenance requirements
  • Allow access for larger/heavier vehicles eg. Cattle trucks, farm machinery, school busses, Telstra cranes etc
  • Improve access and safety in emergency situations such as flooding, bushfires and storms.
  • Reduce dust pollution which has to solar energy production, water quality, vegetation growth, respiratory health and satellite communications.