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Efficient and fit-for-purpose supply hubs, roads, rail-links and airstrips to/in the Cooper-Eromanga basins.

Download the Working Group 2 Membership List (PDF 369.6 KB)

Members of the Roundtable who are functional experts in estimating the cost of road / rail / air transport options have been asked to consider the provision of rough comparative cost estimates for options that can be considered by the Roundtable. This will inform the prospects to create a Joint Venture for Joint Ventures to manage supply-chain infrastructure. Activity in the Cooper Basin decreased between 2014-16, reflecting low oil prices internationally and a period of consolidation and change in the petroleum industry.

The Working Group has identified these priority issues when industry E&P activity levels improve:

  • Continue seeking approval and funding for the Strzelecki Track upgrade and sealing project
  • Scope priorities for other Intra-Basin transport infrastructure solutions and options
  • Identify potential funding and financing feasibility and opportunities

For more detailed information and updates on the Strzelecki Track upgrade and sealing project please refer to the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) website:

Strzelecki Track Aerial Video

A video and photo data package has been made available to members of the Roundtable.
To order a copy please email

The track was flown during Nov 2016 by the  Energy Resources Division of the Department of State Development (now part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet). The aim of the flight was to visually document the condition of the track corridor and DPTI's track assets. The data pack is a visual reference for future planning of works to upgrade the track. Part of the track upgrade initiative was to improve access to Cooper Basin gas and oil fields in South Australia.

The package consists of one hard-drive which contains:
a) Aerial Video of the Strzelecki Track between Lyndhurst and Innamincka – 2h8m
b) Aerial Video of the Nappa Merrie access track to the Queensland border – 9m
c) Still images of the Strzelecki Track – 11643 photos at 0.5 sec interval
d) Still images of the Nappa Merrie Access Track – 984 photos at 0.5 sec interval

Sample images (click image to enlarge)

1 July 2014

Working Group 2 met in July 2014, and worked through a process to prioritise issues and opportunities. Cooperation continues with industry, government and industry stakeholders to understand the transport infrastructure priorities and issues.