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

Springsure to Tambo

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$56,975,000
Australian Government Contribution:$45,580,000
Local Council/Shire:Blackall-Tambo Regional Council,Central Highlands Regional Council

Project Description

This project will upgrade and progressively seal sections of the Dawson Developmental Road between Springsure and Tambo, including construction of a new bridge over Barcoo River.


The benefits of upgrading this road include:

  • increased connectivity between communities
  • increased flood immunity
  • provide a more reliable and safe road network, especially during the wet season
  • improve access for higher capacity vehicles
  • facilitate other economic opportunities.


The Australian Government has committed $45.58 million to this project with the Queensland Government committing the remainder.


The project commenced construction in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by mid 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 29/03/2022