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Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:TBC - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$62,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$50,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burke Shire Council,Carpentaria Shire Council,Mareeba Shire Council,Cairns Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

This project will deliver targeted upgrades along the Cairns to Northern Territory Border corridor.

Benefits

The Cairns to Northern Territory Border corridor is a key economic freight route that supports major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism.

Upgrades to this corridor will provide the following benefits:

  • ensure key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs
  • provide a more reliable and safe road network, especially during the wet season 
  • improve access for higher capacity vehicles
  • facilitate other economic opportunities, especially tourism

Funding

The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $50 million.

Timetable

TBC

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Project details last updated: 29/08/2019