|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2016 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$65,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$52,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Gympie Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Cairns
The project is for the full planning and detailed design of the Bruce Highway - Cooroy to Curra - Section D project including land acquisitions within the 30.4km Section D corridor between Woondum Interchange and the Curra Interchange.
Based on the 2015 Business Case, the anticipated benefits of the project are:
- Realising the full benefits of the upgraded corridor (Cooroy to Curra Upgrade projects A, B & C) as a whole, as it completes the construction of a connected flood protected corridor and bypasses the Gympie town centres
- Reduced congestion, supporting efficient regional freight and local traffic movements and improved network travel times
- Reduced number and severity of road crash incidents
- Reduced disruption to community and economy from flood events
- Increased link capacity supporting economic and social growth
- Improvements to local amenity in the Gympie urban area
- The project will reduce the pressure for intersection upgrades along the existing highway through Gympie
The Australian Government has committed up to $52 million towards the $65 million planning only project, in partnership with the Queensland Government. In addition to this funding, the Australian Government has committed $800 million towards the construction of the $1 billion Section D project.
The planning and design works for the project commenced in early 2016 and were completed in late 2019.
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Project details last updated: 11/03/2020