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Rockhampton Ring Road (Plan and Preserve) Project

Overview:

The Rockhampton Ring Road (Plan and Preserve) Project will include finalising the road alignment, environmental assessments, surveys and other investigations, completion of a business case, as well as future state-controlled road and future land requirements published in the Queensland Government Gazette.

The Rockhampton Ring Road is the key piece of road infrastructure recommended in the Fitzroy River Floodplain and Road Planning Study (December 2011), which investigated long-term solutions for Bruce Highway flooding, impacts on freight, road and rail transport in and around the city of Rockhampton.

Location:

Rockhampton

Completion:

Mid-2020

Project info

In February 2017, the Australian and Queensland Governments announced $65 million funding to commence the planning and preservation phase of the Rockhampton Ring Road, the key road infrastructure recommendation from the study.

The Rockhampton Ring Road will provide a western link of the Bruce Highway to the west of Rockhampton, with key linkages into the city at the Capricorn Highway, Ridgelands Road, Alexandra Street and Yaamba Road (Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road).

The Rockhampton Ring Road alignment will integrate with major infrastructure already completed, including Yeppen North and Yeppen South, as well as current works in development including the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade and Capricorn Highway Duplication (Rockhampton – Gracemere).

This phase will deliver a defined corridor to cater for a parallel road and rail corridor to help address growing traffic volumes and move heavy freight and high traffic volumes off suburban Rockhampton streets, making them safer for all users. This will require the completion of environmental assessments, surveys and other investigations, a business case, as well as future state-controlled road and land requirements published in the Queensland Government Gazette. 

Planning to preserve and protect the recommended Rockhampton Ring Road alignment as a future state-controlled road corridor is a priority. This includes assessing, and placing conditional agreements on any development applications for the identified corridor. The joint federal and state funded Rockhampton Ring Road (Plan and Preserve) project will confirm the number of properties impacted by the future state-controlled road corridor.

All land owners along the proposed road corridor will be contacted to discuss the process to preserve and protect the future corridor, future land impacts and their rights throughout the process.

The Fitzroy River Floodplain and Road Planning Study (December 2011), released in January 2013, assessed current and future demands on the Bruce Highway and North Coast Rail Line to make recommendations that will inform long-term transport (road and rail) investment decisions within the Rockhampton region.

The study's recommendations were based on engineering, environmental, social research, safety and cultural heritage principles, as well as valuable feedback and input from the community.

Contact us

For further information on Rockhampton Ring Road planning, please contact us:

By email

RockhamptonRingRoad@tmr.qld.gov.au

By phone

+61 7 4931 1500

By post 

Rockhampton Ring Road 
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Fitzroy District
PO Box 5096 
RED HILL ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4701

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Last updated
02 September 2018