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Shute Harbour Road Upgrades

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Early 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$37,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$29,600,000
Local Council/Shire:Whitsunday Regional Council

Project Description

The project will deliver targeted upgrades to Shute Harbour Road.


The benefits of this project include:

  • increase economic productivity by reducing costs to industry through better efficiency on the route and lower travel times
  • improve road safety and access
  • increase route capacity to accommodate future growth in traffic volume through increases economic activity in the region


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $29.6 million.


Stage 1 of the Project is due to commence in late 2021, while Stage 2 is expected to commence in late 2022. It is anticipated the Project as whole will be fully completed by early 2024.

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Project details last updated: 8/07/2021