• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2023 - Mid 2025
  • Estimated project cost $500,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $400,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Livingstone Shire Council,Gladstone Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

This is additional funding for the Australian Government’s more than $10 billion commitment towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program and will support the delivery of the next priority upgrades between Gladstone to Rockhampton and Mackay to Proserpine, as determined by the Australian and Queensland governments. 

These next priority upgrades will improve safety, efficiency, freight productivity and flood immunity along these key sections of the Bruce Highway.



  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved freight productivity
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times


Australian Government funding: $400.0 million 

Queensland Government contribution: $100.0 million 

Total: $500.0 million


This funding will support projects that are expected to start construction in early 2023 and be finished construction by mid 2025.


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