Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Heavy Vehicle Rest Areas

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$5,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burnie City Council,Dorset Council,Waratah/Wynyard Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

This project will include the expansion of existing rest stop areas and the construction of new rest stop areas, including the upgrade of the existing weighbridge site on the Bass Highway near Howth and a new rest area on the East Tamar Highway/Bridport Main Road.


The project will improve road safety for all road users.


The Australian Government is contributing $4 million and the Tasmanian Government $1 million to this project.


Construction expected to commence early 2022.

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Project details last updated: 12/11/2021