The McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust took the lead in initiating this $6.7million infrastructure project with Roper Gulf Regional Council with the support of the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government.

The 9.5m bridge is one metre higher than the previous Rocky Creek Crossing, increasing flood immunity and allowing Borroloola to function in heavy wet weather events such as cyclones, floods and low-pressure systems. The project also provided opportunities for local employment during construction.

This partnership between the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust, Roper Gulf Regional Council, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (NTG) as delivery partner, and the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program demonstrates the Trust’s capacity to initiate large-scale infrastructure projects and provide significant community impact with the support of key partners.