|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|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
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.
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Project details last updated: 19/01/2022