|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 completed in mid-2021.
Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available
on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional
advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important
matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance
of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional
advice relevant to their particular circumstances.
Project details last updated: 20/09/2021