|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2020 - Late 2023
|Estimated Project Cost:||$22,962,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$22,962,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Coonamble Shire Council
The project will effect 56.8 kilometres of the road, and involves upgrading 31.4 kilometres of the sealed road and sealing 25.4 kilometres of the road.
The Toowoomba to Seymour corridor, including the Newell Highway, is a critical link in Australia's freight transport network. It contributes to the competitiveness of Australia's agriculture and mining sectors by opening up access to essential freight networks in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Addressing identified pinch points in the corridor will improve throughput, while targeted upgrades will increase access for higher efficiency freight vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency of the corridor. These upgrades will also increase safety for all road users.
This project will:
- Improve access
- Improved road safety
- Reduced travel times for all road users
The Australian Government has committed $510 million towards the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor, of which $300 million has been committed to New South Wales, $160 million to Victoria, and $50 million to Queensland.
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Project details last updated: 20/10/2020