Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Improved Flood Immunity at Gairloch Floodway

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$40,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hinchinbrook Shire Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involves upgrading works to improve the flood immunity of the Bruce Highway at the Gairloch Floodway, north of Ingham.


The project will improve the level of the flood immunity of the Bruce Highway, to provide more reliable access for road users.


The Australian Government has committed up to $40 million towards the project.


Construction was deferred to enable funding to be redirected to the rebuilding works following the major flood event experienced in Queensland in late 2010 and early 2011. A construction start date is to be announced.

Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Project details last updated: 1/05/2020