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Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$125,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$100,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Townsville City Council,Central Highlands Regional Council,Charters Towers Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council,Maranoa Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

This project will deliver targeted upgrades to the Gregory, Dawson and Carnarvon Highways, and surrounding roads.

Benefits

The Townsville to Roma 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 $100 million.

Timetable

Projects on this corridor commenced construction in January 2020. Planning is continuing in collaboration with state and council proponents. 

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Project details last updated: 29/03/2022