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Bass Highway - Cooee to Wynyard Upgrades

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burnie City Council,Waratah/Wynyard Council

Project Description

Upgrades on the Bass Highway from Cooee to Wynyard are expected to include new overtaking lanes, upgrading key sections of the Bass Highway and ensuring the future safety of the Cam River Bridge. The Bass Highway – Cooee to Wynyard Planning Study provides information to assist in prioritising key projects along the corridor.


The upgrades are expected to improve road safety and traffic congestion, particularly providing benefits to freight transportation as a key corridor carrying heavy vehicles to and from the Circular Head municipality, the West Coast, the Port of Burnie and beyond.


The estimated cost of the project is $50 million. The Australian Government is contributing $40 million and the Tasmanian Government $10 million.


Construction is expected to commence in early 2021 and be completed in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 17/08/2020