|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Estimated Project Cost:||$250,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$200,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cloncurry Shire Council,Flinders Shire Council,Mckinlay Shire Council,Mount Isa City Council,Richmond Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Charters Towers Regional Council
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: 11/05/2020