Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Shute Harbour Road Upgrades

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 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.


The Project is expected to commence by mid-2023 and is expected to be completed by early 2024, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 22/07/2022