|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2020 - Mid 2024
|Estimated Project Cost:||$323,125,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$258,500,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cook Shire Council
The project will deliver upgrades on the Cooktown to Weipa corridor, including the Peninsula Developmental Road and surrounding roads, on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.
Two projects are currently approved on the corridor to progressively seal the Peninsula Developmental Road and its connecting Community Access 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. It is achieving positive outcomes and supporting the national commitment to Closing the Gap on Indigenous Disadvantage and improving the quality of life for Indigenous communities.
The corridor also supports numerous industries and will improve access for the cattle, mining, tourism and agricultural interests located along the corridor.
The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $258,500,000.
The first project on this corridor commenced construction in July 2020 and works are expected to end by mid-2024. Planning on the corridor is continuing in consultation with the Queensland Government.
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Project details last updated: 29/03/2022