• Funding program Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2018 - Mid 2018
  • Estimated project cost $2,499,963
  • Australian Government contribution $1,999,970
  • Local Council/Shire Barcaldine Regional Council
  • State QLD

Project description

The Clermont Alpha Road is a strategic regional road for transporting cattle in northern Queensland, linking the towns of Clermont and Alpha.

This package consists of approximately 5km of sealing works on the Clermont-Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety. In conjunction with Clermont - Alpha Road packages two and three, a total of approximately 17km of the Clermont-Alpha Road will be upgraded to a two-lane sealed standard.


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

  • improved productivity and travel times, by sealing unsealed sections of road resulting in higher travel speeds and reduced transport costs
  • reduced damage and stress to livestock, by reducing road roughness and dust generation (causing livestock dehydration)
  • improved road safety by providing 8-metre wide sealed road
  • 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 $2 million towards this $2.5 million project.


Construction commenced in March 2018 and was completed in August 2018. 

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