• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2023 - Mid 2028
  • Estimated project cost $100,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $80,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Burnie City Council,Central Highlands Council,Clarence City Council,George Town Council,Glenorchy City Council,Kentish Council,Kingborough Council,Latrobe Council,Launceston City Council,Meander Valley Council,Northern Midlands Council,Sorell Council,Southern Midlands Council,Tasman Council,West Coast Council
  • State TAS

Project description

The Tasmanian Government initiated a successful Freight Access Bridge Upgrade program (FABUP) in 2017, which was supported by the Australian Government through Covid stimulus funding. The FABUP is critical in delivering the full productivity gains available to higher productivity freight vehicles and maximising the investments made by industry. The proposal to continue this significant economic productivity initiative over a five year period for bridge capacity improvements and include pavement strengthening on key freight routes.


- Improved freight productivity;

- Improved efficiency and network reliability;

- Improved road safety for all road users; and

- Reduced maintaince costs.


The Australian Government has contributed $80 million towards the $100 million total project cost. The Tasmanian Government is contributing the remaining $20 million.


Construction commenced in April 2023 and is expected to be completed by mid 2028.

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