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

Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$317,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$254,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Barcaldine Shire Council,Cloncurry Shire Council,Mckinlay Shire Council,Mount Isa City Council,Winton Shire Council,Central Highlands Regional Council,Longreach Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council

Project Description

This corridor upgrade will deliver targeted upgrades to the Landsborough Highway, the Capricorn Highway, and surrounding state and council roads.


Funding has been fully allocated to projects for works including progressive sealing, lane duplications and crossing upgrades.


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, including tourism


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $254 million.


Planning and scoping works are underway for projects.

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Project details last updated: 23/01/2023