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

Bruce Highway - Innisfail Bypass - Plan and Preserve Corridor

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2022 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$9,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$7,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

Planning and preservation of an 8km long corridor for a future bypass of Innisfail so that the safety and efficiency of the Bruce Highway can be maintained in the medium to long term.


Improved capacity, efficiency, flood immunity, safety, amenity on the Bruce Highway.


The Australian Government has committed up to $7.2 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Planning works are expected to commence in mid 2022 and are expected to be completed in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 17/06/2022