|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2014 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$276,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$220,800,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Aurukun Shire Council,Cook Shire Council,Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council,Mapoon Aboriginal Council,Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council,Torres Shire Council,Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
The project will involve a range of transport and community infrastructure projects including upgrades on the Peninsula Developmental Road, which is the main access road into Cape York from the south. The project will see over 170km of road upgraded and sealed.
The project will improve accessibility to Cape York for the local community, and produce flow-on benefits to local industry, including mining.
The Australian Government has committed $220.8 million towards the Cape York Region Package in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction on sections of the Peninsula Developmental Road commenced mid-2014 and were completed in late 2019. The final community works under the Package will be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 4/02/2020