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Gregory Developmental Road - South of Charter Towers - Widening

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$5,790,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,632,000
Local Council/Shire:Charters Towers Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The Gregory Developmental Road is part of Queensland's preferred inland freight route, allowing access for high productivity freight vehicles between Mungindi and Cairns.  The Road also services a large number of cattle producers in the region.

The project will widen approximately 8.5 kilometres of road between Belyando Crossing and Collinsville on the Gregory Developmental Road.

Benefits

The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:

  • improved road safety by widening pavement widths
  • reduced damage and stress to livestock by widening the pavement seal to remove the need for cattle trucks to leave the sealed pavement at high speed when approaching on-coming large heavy vehicles
  • reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by strengthening and widening pavements to reduce accelerated road wear and damage by heavy vehicles

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $4.63 million towards this $5.79 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in mid-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: 13/02/2017