|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Late 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$30,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Rockhampton Regional Council
The project will upgrade the capacity and accessibility of the major supply route between Gracemere and the Rockhampton abattoirs, providing a high level of benefits to the northern Queensland beef industry.
Approximately 29 kilometres of the cattle haulage route will be upgraded to provide access for Type 1 Road Trains. The roads to be upgraded include the Capricorn Highway, Bruce Highway, the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and the Rockhampton-Emu Park Road.
The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:
- remove the requirement for road trains travelling between Gracemere saleyards and the Rockhampton abattoirs to breakdown prior to entering Rockhampton from the Capricorn Highway
- reduce the need for heavy vehicle operators to perform 'crossloading' activities
- improve road safety by widening pavement widths to appropriate standards
The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $30 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2018, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.
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Project details last updated: 10/02/2017