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Richmond – Winton Road: progressive sealing


The project will progressively seal about 9.5km of the Richmond-Winton Road in central west Queensland.


The Richmond-Winton Road is about 75km north-west of Winton, off the Landsborough Highway. The project is being delivered in 2 packages of work:

  • Package 1: located about 108km south of Richmond.
  • Package 2: located about 112km south of Richmond.

Package 1 is expected to be completed in in mid-2019, weather permitting.

Package 2 was completed in March 2019.

  • Improved accessibility by sealing unsealed sections of road supporting high-productivity vehicles access.
  • Improved road safety by providing adequate seal width for overtaking and passing vehicles and improved visibility by reducing dust and flying rock.
  • Enhanced route reliability and reduced road closures during the wet season and instances of vehicles getting bogged in wet unsealed pavements.
  • Reduced damage and stress to livestock by reducing road roughness and dust generation.
  • Reduced whole-of-life asset management costs.


  • Package 1 – Winton Shire Council (Central West District) and Richmond Shire Council (North West District).
  • Package 2 – Winton Shire Council (Central West District).

$4.7 million jointly funded by the Australian Government ($3.77 million) and Queensland Government ($940,000) as part of the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program.

Central Region - Central West District, North Queensland Region

Project info

On 24 October 2016, the Australian Government announced the commitment of $100 million in funding to improve roads essential to cattle transportation. This is known as the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program.

The Richmond-Winton Road has been identified as a key strategic route supporting the economic development of the beef industry in central western Queensland. This project has an important role in unlocking the potential of the beef supply chain. It is also a key route supporting development in northern Australia.

As part of the Beef Roads Program, construction commenced on this project in November 2018. The project involves:

  • pavement construction and bitumen sealing of 6.55km of the Richmond-Winton Road from a gravel road to a 7m bitumen seal on an 8m formation
  • the sealing will provide two 3m traffic lanes and two 0.5m sealed shoulders providing increased protection and width for cattle loaded road trains
  • replacement of existing road furniture including guide posts, signs and depth indicators.

For more information about the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program.

Contact details

Phone: 07 4651 2777
Post: PO Box 3
Barcaldine QLD 4725

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Richmond – Winton Road: progressive sealing
Last updated
14 June 2019