• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2023 - Mid 2025
  • Estimated project cost $7,500,000
  • Australian Government contribution $6,000,000
  • State QLD

Project description

This project upgrades the Cloncurry – Dajarra Road at Malbon Creek and includes the replacement of an existing culvert and the upgrade of structures and approaches on the floodway.

The Cloncurry - Dajarra Road is a vital transport link for the movement of cattle and mining supplies through Queensland’s North-West region and is also important for fuel, food and freight. This project will improve a targeted section to increase the road’s flood resilience and drainage, improving its reliability and safety.

This project is funded under the Tennant Creek to Townsville corridor under the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative and will deliver corridor-level benefits by improving the route’s useability for heavy vehicles, supporting local industry and tourism growth, enabling productivity and efficiency for road users and increasing overall safety.


Improved road safety for all road users, improved efficiency and network reliability and improved freight productivity.


Total funding of $7.5 million (Australian Government commitment $6 million, Queensland Government contribution $1.5 million).


This project is expected to commence construction in mid 2023 and be completed by mid 2025.

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