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

Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Flinders Highway (Townsville - Charters Towers) Wide Centre Line Treatment

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Late 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$9,700,000
Australian Government Contribution:$7,760,000
Local Council/Shire:Charters Towers Regional Council

Project Description

The Tennant Creek to Townsville corridor is a key economic freight route that support major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism.

The Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade is delivering targeted upgrades to the Flinders and Barkly highways and surround roads. These National Network links form part of the critical Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone, a supply chain linking the mineral and agricultural production area in north west Queensland with the Port of Townsville.


The Project will deliver Wide Centre Line Treatments and associated culvert upgrades along a 1.45 kilometre section of the road in the vicinity of the Mingela Road and Kookaburra Creek.


The Project is expected to improve safety, reliability of the road network, and economic and social outcomes; as well as safeguarding and enhancing freight connectivity.


The Australian Government has committed $7.76 million towards the Project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


The Project commenced construction in mid 2021, and is expected to be completed by late 2022, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 27/10/2022