Department of State GrowthTransport

Highland Lakes Road – Liawenee to Haulage Hill

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funds to continue road sealing work along Highland Lakes Road.

Why is the Department of State Growth doing work on this road?

The works will make travel safer, providing a consistent, all-weather road environment. Road maintenance costs will be reduced due to replacing a gravel road with a sealed road.  Sections of the upgraded road will remain at 80km/hr due to the winding nature of the road. This work involves sealing the two remaining unsealed sections of the Highland Lakes Road and includes drainage improvement, road strengthening, and sealing the road to provide two 3.0 metre wide lanes. These works include a 9.62 km section from Liawenee to Brandum Bay, and a 1.65 km section north of Warner Road to the Great Lakes Lookout.


The first stage of road sealing was completed in April 2018 on a 3.2 km section of road from Brandum Bay heading south towards Liawenee.

The road works will take place over two summers due to changing weather conditions in the Central Highlands. Works will resume this summer (2018/19). All road works are planned to ensure the least possible impact to road users.

These work sites will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic. To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all traffic signs and allow extra time for travelling through these work sites.

Completed works

The following sections of Highland Lakes Road have been completed:

  • Miena to Liawenee: road sealing along the western side of Great Lake from 2016 to 2018.
  • Breona: road sealing works were completed in 2013.
  • Poatina Road junction to Shannon Lagoon: road sealing works completed in 2005.

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Allan Lee, on 6166 3419 or by email at:

Updated Friday, 20 April 2018.