• Funding program Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2018 - Mid 2018
  • Estimated project cost $830,000
  • Australian Government contribution $664,000
  • Local Council/Shire Mareeba Shire Council
  • State QLD

Project description

The Ootann Road is a north-south link between the Burke Developmental Road, the Peninsula Developmental Road and the Kennedy Highway, servicing a number of cattle grazing and production areas in northern Queensland.

This package involves progressive sealing of approximately 1.4km of the Ootann Road between Almanden to the Kennedy Highway. In conjunction with Package two, approximately 7.8km of the Ootann Road will be sealed.


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

  • improved productivity and travel times by sealing unsealed sections of road
  • improved accessibility for all road users
  • improved road safety by upgrading road quality
  • reduce damage and stress to livestock by increasing the sealed length of the link and reducing the overall roughness of the link
  • reduced road closures during the wet season
  • 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 $664,000 towards this $830,000 project. The Mareeba Shire Council and the Tablelands Regional Council will contribute 20 per cent of the total project cost.


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

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