|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2019 - Mid 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$10,480,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$8,380,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Boulia Shire Council
The project involves approximately 25km of sealing across multiple sections of the Donohue Highway from gravel to a two-lane seal.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- reduced travel time for all road users
- reduced costs to freight operators and improved route reliability through a decrease in road closures and reduced vehicle operating costs
- improved economic opportunities for all industries (such as mining and tourism) through improved access across the region
- reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $8.38 million, subject to the Council providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction commenced in July 2019 and is expected to be complete in mid-2021.
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Project details last updated: 25/09/2019