|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|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
This project will deliver targeted upgrades along the Carpentaria Highway, Wollogorang Road, Doomadgee Road, Normanton to Burketown Developmental Road and Kennedy Highway, and surrounding roads.
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
The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $50 million.
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Project details last updated: 2/04/2019