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

Bruce Highway - Goorganga Plains Upgrade - Plan and Preserve Corridor

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2020 - Early 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$15,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$12,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project will involve the assessment and recommendation of delivery options, as well as the identification of land and property that may be required to upgrade the Bruce Highway between the Goorganga and Myrtle Creek floodplains.

The project's planning activities will also include the development of a Business Case. The outcomes from these planning works will inform future investment decisions.


The project will investigate options to improve flood immunity, accessibility and safety of the Bruce Highway through Goorganga and Myrtle Creek floodplains.


The Australian Government has committed up to $12 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Planning works commenced in early 2020 and are expected to be completed by early 2023.

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Project details last updated: 13/10/2020