|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2019 - Mid 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$5,790,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$4,630,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Charters Towers Regional Council
The Gregory Developmental Road services a number of cattle grazing and production areas in northern Queensland.
The project will widen approximately 8.5km of road between Belyando Crossing and Collinsville on the Gregory Developmental Road.
The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:
- improved road safety by widening pavement widths
- reduced damage and stress to livestock by widening the pavement seal to remove the need for cattle trucks to leave the sealed pavement
- at high speed when approaching on-coming large heavy vehicles
- reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by strengthening and widening pavements to reduce accelerated road wear and damage by heavy vehicles
The Australian Government has committed up to $4.63 million towards this $5.79 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in mid-2019 and be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 8/04/2019