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

Bruce Highway - Childers Bypass - Plan and Preserve

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$8,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,400,000
Local Council/Shire:Bundaberg Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project will plan and preserve a transport corridor for a future heavy vehicle bypass of Childers so that the safety and transport efficiency of the Bruce Highway can be maintained in the medium to long term.


Expected benefits of this project include:

  • improved capacity
  • increased efficiency
  • improved safety and amenities


The Australian Government has committed up to $6.4 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


A Childers Bypass planning study is complete.

The outcomes of this study will inform future Australian Government investment decisions.

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Project details last updated: 9/02/2021