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Rockhampton Road Network - Road Train Access

Funding Program:Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2019 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$30,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Rockhampton Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The project will upgrade the capacity and accessibility of the major supply route between Gracemere and the Rockhampton abattoirs, providing a high level of benefits to the northern Queensland beef industry.

Approximately 29km of the cattle haulage route will be upgraded to provide access for Type 1 Road Trains. The roads to be upgraded include the Capricorn Highway, Bruce Highway, the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and the Rockhampton-Emu Park Road.

Benefits

The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:

  • Remove the requirement for road trains travelling between Gracemere saleyards and the Rockhampton abattoirs to breakdown prior to entering Rockhampton from the Capricorn Highway
  • Improved road safety by widening pavement widths to appropriate standards
  • Improved reliability and efficiency of cattle movements from Central Queensland to the Rockhampton abattoirs (including reduced need for cross loading)

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $30 million project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in mid-2020, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 18/11/2019