• Mayor of Boulia (QLD), Rick Britton.
    Mayor of Boulia (QLD), Rick Britton.

A new transport route connecting the east coast to the west coast of Australia will unlock huge commercial opportunities.

The Outback Way is an iconic stretch from Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland, connecting east coast to west coast Australia, passing through Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Currently being sealed, the highway is set to become a thriving corridor of commercial investment and development, creating a bustling network of intermodal hubs and industrial estates.

Developing intermodal hubs, facilities that manage the exchange and storage of shipping containers over longer journeys, will make a new scale of commercial opportunities possible in the Outback and across the nation.

To find out about business and investment opportunities across a range of industries, a forum will be held at the QT Hotel in Canberra on 30 June to 1 July, 2024.

Mayor of Boulia (QLD), Rick Britton, a key advocate for this transformative project said Outback Way isn’t just a road, it is the backbone of economic growth for regional Australia.

“By developing intermodal hubs in Laverton, Winton, and Alice Springs, we are unlocking the full potential of this vast landscape, fostering commercial opportunities, and improving the quality and liveability of local communities,” he said.

“Outback Way spans over 2,700 kilometres and will be a vital corridor for communities, businesses and local economies.

“It’ll make the existing businesses more sustainable and encourage new investment to the regions.”

To capitalise on these opportunities, the Outback Highway Development Council is hosting the Outback Way Forum 2024.

To learn more or participate visit:  www.outbackway.org.au/outback-way-forum/