• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Late 2022 - TBC
  • Estimated project cost $1,694,500,000
  • Australian Government contribution $1,171,100,000
  • Local Council/Shire Rockhampton Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

The Rockhampton Ring Road project involves the construction of a new 18km section of the Bruce Highway, west of Rockhampton, with key linkages into the city at the Capricorn Highway, Ridgelands Road, Alexandra Street and Yaamba Road (Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road).

The proposed scope includes:

  • a new sealed highway corridor, parallel with the rail corridor
  • a roadway to increase flood immunity
  • a bridge crossing the Fitzroy River
  • intersection upgrades for connections to the Capricorn Highway, Ridgelands Road, Alexandra Street and Yeppoon Road
  • new service roads and upgrades to locals roads
  • improvements to stormwater drainage

This project builds on the $28.4 million Australian Government commitment to the $35.5 million Rockhampton Ring Road (Plan and Preserve) project, in partnership with the Queensland Government, for scoping and development activities.


The project will enhance capacity, safety and accessibility of the road network in Rockhampton by removing trucks from suburban streets, reduce travel times and congestion, and improve flood immunity on this section of the Bruce Highway.


The Australian Government has increased its funding commitment from $823.6 million to $1.17 billion towards this project.


Project is currently in early works to support the major delivery of the project, further delivery schedule will be determined in consultation with the Queensland Government.

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