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Cape York Region Package

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:July 2014 - Mid - 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$260,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$208,400,000
Local Council/Shire:Cook Shire Council

Project Description

The project will involve a range of transport and community infrastructure projects including the upgrade and weather-proofing of the Peninsula Developmental Road, which is the main access road into Cape York from the south.


The project will improve accessibility to Cape York for the local community, and produce flow-on benefits to local industry, including mining.


The Australian Government has committed $208.4 million towards the Cape York Region Package in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction on sections of the Peninsula Developmental Road commenced mid 2014. Works under the Package will be rolled out progressively.

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Project details last updated: 23/02/2016