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

Flinders Highway (Charters Towers – Richmond) Culvert upgrades (Package 1)

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$15,111,965
Australian Government Contribution:$12,089,572
Local Council/Shire:Flinders Shire Council
Corridor:Townsville - Mount Isa

Project Description

The Flinders Highway is a high-productivity freight route, which forms part of the National Land Transport Network, linking agricultural and mining activities to the processing and export facilities in Townsville.

The scope of works for this project includes replacing seven culverts, which are past their design life and are showing signs of structural fatigue on the section of the Highway between Charters Towers and Richmond.

This project is one of two packages of work being funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program on the Flinders Highway.


The project will support growing traffic volumes on the Highway from a diverse range of road users and provide the following benefits:

  • reduced whole-of-life infrastructure costs, through replacement of ageing and vulnerable culverts
  • increased route reliability for heavy vehicles


The Australian Government has committed up to $12.08 million towards this $15.11 million project.


The works commenced in September 2017 and completed in November 2018.

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Project details last updated: 13/09/2021