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Bruce Highway Additional Funding

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2023 - Mid 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$500,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$400,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Livingstone Shire Council,Gladstone Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This is additional funding for the Australian Government’s more than $10 billion commitment towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program and will support the delivery of the next priority upgrades between Gladstone to Rockhampton and Mackay to Proserpine, as determined by the Australian and Queensland governments. 

These next priority upgrades will improve safety, efficiency, freight productivity and flood immunity along these key sections of the Bruce Highway.

 

Benefits

  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved freight productivity
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times

Funding

Australian Government funding: $400.0 million 

Queensland Government contribution: $100.0 million 

Total: $500.0 million

Timetable

This funding will support projects that are expected to start construction in early 2023 and be finished construction by mid 2025.

 

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021