• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2021 - Mid 2022
  • Estimated project cost $6,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $4,800,000
  • Local Council/Shire Banana Shire Council
  • State QLD

Project description

This project is one of 11 early works along the Townsville to Roma corridor upgrade, part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. The project will raise the height of the Dawson Highway and provide drainage structures to increase flood immunity 19 kilometres west of Moura.

The Dawson Highway is a strategic route connecting eastern and western Queensland and also links the Port of Gladstone to the coal fields around Emerald and agricultural industries across Central Queensland.


  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks


The Australian Government is contributing $4.8 million, 80 per cent of the project cost, with the Queensland Government contributing 20 per cent or $1.2 million.


Construction commenced in April 2021 and is expected to be completed in mid 2022.

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