Captain Cook Highway Cairns to Mossman (South of Ellis Beach)
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has completed roadside repairs on the Captain Cook Highway, between Cairns and Mossman
The work repaired the roadside above the highway, south of Ellis Beach, approximately 26 km north of Cairns.
- The works occurred as part of Operation Queenslander, which is the largest reconstruction effort in Queensland’s history, rebuilding communities, fixing infrastructure and restoring regional economies.
The work made the road more resilient to future wet weather events.
Civil Team Engineering delivered the work on behalf of the department.
- The reconstruction work was delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state initiative. Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75% of the funding, with 25% from the Queensland Government.
The works were valued at $2.1 million.
- Far North Region
The department appreciates motorists’ patience and cooperation while the works were underway.
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Slope stabilisation works on a section of the Captain Cook Highway, south of Ellis Beach (Cairns to Mossman), completed.