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Flinders Highway (Charters Towers – Richmond) Culvert upgrades (Package 1)


Funding Programme:Northern Australia Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Late 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$25,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Flinders Shire Council
Corridor:Townsville - Mount Isa

Project Description

The Flinders Highway is a high-productivity freight route, which forms part of the National Land Transport Network, linking agricultural and mining activities to the processing and export facilities in Townsville.

The scope of works for this project includes replacing five culverts, which are past their design life and are showing signs of structural fatigue on the section of the Highway between Charters Towers and Richmond.

This project is one of two packages of work being funded under the Northenr Australia Roads Programme on the Flinders Highway.


The project will support growing traffic volumes on the Highway from a diverse range of road users and provide the following benefits:

  • reduced whole-of-life infrastructure costs, through replacement of ageing and vulnerable culverts;
  • increased route reliability for heavy vehicles.


The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $25 million project.


Construction is expected to commence in mid-2017, 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: 8/02/2017