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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Chinchilla Heavy Vehicle Route Strategy


This planning project will deliver a long-term strategy for the identification and protection of a future heavy vehicle road corridor that will cater for a freight-efficient and safety enhanced route through Chinchilla.




The purpose of this planning study is to develop and substantiate a strategy for the long-term identification and protection of a safe and functional future highway corridor at Chinchilla.

This project has been identified due to issues arising from the conflict of through highway traffic (particularly heavy vehicles) and local traffic.


$1 million

Downs South West Region

Project info

Chinchilla is a key service centre for the energy industry in the Surat Basin. There has been significant and rapid growth in industrial land and residential development, population and traffic volumes in this area.

A heavy vehicle bypass of Chinchilla is being considered as a long-term option to address network needs in a 20-50 year time frame.

This rationale allows the Department of Transport and Main Roads to plan a future road network that will allow the township of Chinchilla to grow and progress in an economically sustainable and safe environment.

The options analysis is planned to be finalised by September 2017.

Community info

This planning project is part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) to be implemented between 2014 and mid-2019. The WHUP is funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.
Last updated
31 July 2017