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

Balonne Highway - St George Breakdown Pad

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Late 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$2,422,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,938,000
Local Council/Shire:Balonne Shire Council

Project Description

This project will formalise the St George heavy vehicle breakdown pad. Works will include the reconstruction and widening of the existing facility, sprayed bitumen sealing and delivery of up to 10 parking bays for type 2 multi-combination vehicles.


  • Providing an enhanced heavy vehicle decoupling/recoupling facility 
  • Improved freight efficiency
  • Improved safety and operation of the existing facility
  • Increased capacity of existing infrastructure
  • Reduced operating and maintenance costs of the existing facility


The Australian Government has committed $1.938 million to this project.


The project is scheduled to commence in early 2022 and be completed in late 2022, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 12/04/2022