• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2024 - Early 2027
  • Estimated project cost $25,500,000
  • Australian Government contribution $20,400,000
  • State QLD

Project description

This project will deliver rehabilitation and drainage upgrades on the Landsborough Highway between Kynuna and Cloncurry at McKinlay River.

The Landsborough Highway is the principal north-south route serving Western Queensland. Sections of the highway experience safety and capacity issues due to ageing and narrow pavements, as well as low flood immunity. This project will address these issues at a targeted section of the highway, improving the reliability of freight movements in this corridor and increasing road safety for all users.

This project, alongside two other rehabilitation and drainage upgrade projects on the Landsborough Highway, has been added to the Mount Isa to Rockhampton corridor under the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative at the 2022-23 Budget. These three projects deliver a corridor approach in progressively replacing at-risk structures to improve resilience, heavy vehicle access and productivity.


Improved road safety for all road users, improved efficiency and network reliability, improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks and improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways.


Total Funding of $25.5 million (Australian Government funding $20.4 million, Queensland Government funding $5.1 million).


This project is expected to commence construction in early 2024 and be completed by early 2027.

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