• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Estimated project cost $125,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $100,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Townsville City Council,Central Highlands Regional Council,Charters Towers Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council,Maranoa Regional Council
  • State QLD

Project description

This project will deliver targeted upgrades to the Gregory, Dawson and Carnarvon Highways, and surrounding roads.


The Townsville to Roma corridor is a key economic freight route that supports major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism.

Upgrades to this corridor will provide the following benefits:

  • ensure key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs
  • provide a more reliable and safe road network, especially during the wet season
  • improve access for higher capacity vehicles
  • facilitate other economic opportunities, especially tourism


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $100 million.


Projects on this corridor commenced construction in January 2020. Planning is continuing in collaboration with state and council proponents. 

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