• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2013 - Late 2014
  • Estimated project cost $57,509,491
  • Australian Government contribution $46,007,593
  • Local Council/Shire Bundaberg Regional Council,Gladstone Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

This project involved a re-alignment of the Bruce Highway, north of Gin Gin between Cabbage Tree Creek and Carmen Road and at Back Creek Range. The improvements will provide an improved alignment with a wider road surface on a flatter grade.


The Cabbage Tree Creek to Carmen Road and Back Creek Range project provides substantially improved road safety through improved alignment, wider traffic lanes and sealed shoulders. Other benefits include:

  • shorter travel time
  • higher operating speeds
  • improved productivity through reduced operating costs for freight vehicles
  • reduced travel times through an increased number of passing opportunities


The Australian Government provided $46,007,593 to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Major construction construction commenced in June 2013 and was completed in September 2014.

Early works at Back Creek Range commenced in October 2012.

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