The Federal election was called on 10 April. As this website is hosted by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, the site will only be updated with material in line with the Caretaker Conventions. Please note that the content of this site relates to the Australian Government’s existing policy.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development print logo Building our Future print logo

Tooraweenah Road Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2022 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$22,962,000
Australian Government Contribution:$22,962,000
Local Council/Shire:Coonamble Shire Council

Project Description

The project covers approximately 56.8 kilometres of Tooraweenah Road. The project is expected to upgrade 31.4 kilometres of sealed road and sealing 25.4 kilometres of unsealed 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
  • Provide greater access


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.


Construction expected to commence mid 2022 and completed mid 2024.


Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Project details last updated: 19/01/2022