Department of State GrowthTransport

Highland Lakes Road

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have committed funding for road sealing work along Highland Lakes Road.

About the project

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. It will also reduce road maintenance costs.

Sections of the upgraded road will remain at 80km/hr due to the winding nature of the road.

Section of road from Liawenee to Haulage Hill

This work involves sealing the two remaining unsealed sections of the Highland Lakes Road. The works include drainage improvements, 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.

Construction update - February 2019

Construction started in October on the section of road from Liawenee to Brandum Bay. These works will be complete by the end of March 2019.

During this work reduced speed limits and lane closures will be in place. Please always drive to the conditions, and follow any signage or directions given by traffic controllers.

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Robyn Hawkins, on 6165 5033, or by email at:

Updated 31 January 2019.