The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Main Access Road project is upgrading 210 km of the Main Access Road between the Stuart Highway and Pukatja (Ernabella) in the APY Lands.
In addition, approximately 21 kilometres of community and airstrip access roads in Pukatja (Ernabella), Umuwa, Kaltjiti (Fregon), Mimili and Iwantja (Indulkana) also form part of the project.
The improvements will provide a range of community benefits and will contribute to National and State Aboriginal Affairs policy objectives.
The project will also provide employment opportunities for Anangu in the local communities.
Key benefits include:
The upgrade is being undertaken in three main stages:
Stage 1: Pukatja (Ernabella) to Umuwa (Double Tank)
Stage 2: Umuwa (Double Tank) to Mimili
Stage 3: Mimili to Iwantja (Indulkana).