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Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:TBC - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$237,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$190,000,000
State:QLD

Project Description

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

Benefits

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.

Funding

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

Timetable

TBC

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Project details last updated: 2/04/2019