• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2023 - Late 2024
  • Estimated project cost $12,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $9,600,000
  • Local Council/Shire Central Highlands Regional Council
  • State QLD

Project description

This project will upgrade approximately 13 kilometres of Bonnie Doon Road in Bowen Basin, Queensland. Led by Central Highlands Regional Council, works will include sealing to a two lane standard, drainage improvements, alignment improvements and a bridge upgrade across Sandhurst Creek.

This project will improve the link between Gregory Highway to the Yamala Enterprise Area, significantly reducing travel time and vehicle operating costs for freight vehicles and enabling access for larger freight combinations.

This project is funded under the Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor, under the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. It will provide corridor-level benefits by improving heavy vehicle access and safety and reducing travel time in the region.


Improved road safety for all road users, reduced congestion and improve travel times, improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks, improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways.


Total funding of $12 million (Australian Government contribution $9.6 million, Central Highlands Regional Council Contribution: $2.4 million).


This project is expected to commence construction in mid-2023 and be completed by late-2024.

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