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Tooraweenah Road Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$23,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$23,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Coonamble Shire Council

Project Description

The project is expected to upgrade and seal 25.4km of Tooraweenah Road to improve safety and provide greater access.


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 ($23 million for this project), $160 million to Victoria, and $50 million to Queensland.

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Project details last updated: 17/08/2020