|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Estimated Project Cost:||$250,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$200,000,000
This project will deliver targeted upgrades to the Queensland section of the Barkly Highway, Flinders Highway and surrounding roads.
The Tennant Creek to Townsville corridor is a key economic freight route that supports major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism.
Upgrades to this corridor will provide the following benefits:
ensure key freight roads efficiently connect agricultural and mining regions to ports, airports and other transport hubs
provide a more reliable and safe road network, especially during the wet season
improve access for higher capacity vehicles
facilitate other economic opportunities, especially tourism
The Australian Government has committed $270 million towards the Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor, of which $200 million has been committed to Queensland and $70 million to the Northern Territory.
The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Queensland Government.
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Project details last updated: 31/10/2019