|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2018 - Late 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$3,710,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$2,970,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Richmond Shire Council,Winton Shire Council
The Richmond-Winton Road is part of the inland road network that links cattle properties to major freight routes of the Landsborough and Flinders highways.
The package will provide approximately 7.5 kilometres of progressive sealing on unsealed sections of the Richmond-Winton Road. In conjunction with Package two, a total of 9.5 kilometres of the Road will be sealed, providing a high level of benefits to the Queensland beef industry.
The project will deliver the following benefits to the cattle supply chain:
- improved productivity and travel times by sealing unsealed sections of road
- reduced damage and stress to livestock by reducing road roughness and dust generation
- improved road safety by improving the road surface
- reduced vehicle damage and operating costs
- improved route reliability and reduced road closures during the wet season
- reduced whole-of-life asset management costs
The Australian Government has committed up to $2.97 million towards this $3.71 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: 15/02/2017