• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Underway
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2021 - early - mid 2024
  • Estimated project cost $20,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $20,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Burdekin Shire Council,Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Livingstone Shire Council,Noosa Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Bundaberg Regional Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council,Fraser Coast Regional Council,Gladstone Regional Council,Gympie Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Moreton Bay Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council,Sunshine Coast Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

The Australian Government continues to deliver the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.

This Strategy will support a plan for future upgrades along the Bruce Highway, including duplication of priority sections of the highway between Curra and Cairns. This work will need to be undertaken in partnership with the Queensland Government and industry.


  • Reduced congestion and improve travel times
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved road safety for all road users


The Australian Government has committed $20 million towards the project.


Planning has commenced in mid 2021 and will be completed by early to mid 2024.

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