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Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$237,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$190,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Cook Shire Council

Project Description

The project will deliver targeted upgrades to the Peninsula Developmental Road and surrounding roads.


The Cooktown to Weipa corridor is a key intra-regional link that connects a number of remote communities to essential services and employment opportunities. The corridor also supports both the cattle and mining industries. These upgrades would help improve access to and from remote communities, in addition to better supporting the mining, tourism and agricultural interests located along the corridor.


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $190 million.


The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Queensland Government.

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Project details last updated: 11/05/2020