|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
|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
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.
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
The Australian Government has committed up to $4.63 million towards this $5.79 million project.
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