|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2019 - Early 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$30,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Rockhampton Regional Council
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.
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)
The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $30 million project.
Construction commenced in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in early 2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 14/01/2021