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Western Roads Upgrade Program (WRUP)


The Queensland Government has established a $40 million Western Roads Upgrade Program (WRUP) to support economic development and job sustainability in western Queensland, to be delivered over the next 2 years.


The WRUP will focus on road widening and sealing to improve efficiency and safety, and reduce maintenance cost. Key routes being targeted are:

  • Wills Developmental Road between Julia Creek and Gregory
  • Burke Developmental Road between Burke and Wills Junction and Normanton
  • Richmond – Winton Road
  • Gregory Downs – Camooweal Road
  • Cloncurry – Dajarra Road between Cloncurry and Duchess
  • Gulf Developmental Road between Croydon and Georgetown
  • Diamantina Developmental Road between Bedourie and Boulia
  • Eyre Developmental Road between Bedourie and Birdsville
  • Diamantina Developmental Road between Charleville and Windorah
  • Bulloo Developmental Road between Cunnamulla and Thargomindah
  • Balonne Highway between Bollon and Cunnamulla
  • Mitchell Highway between Barringun and Cunnamulla.
North West Region, Far North Region, Central Region - Central West District, South West Region

Project info

The WRUP provided targeted road network upgrades in western Queensland over 2015-16 and 2016-17. Works throughout western Queensland commenced in early 2016.

The WRUP will assist in stabilising the economic circumstances faced by Western Queensland communities by providing a sustainable pipeline of investment to support RoadTek, Myuma Pty Lts and local government workforces in 12 western Queensland Local Government areas, being: Carpentaria Shire Council, Etheridge Shire Council, McKinlay Shire Council, Cloncurry Shire Council, Richmond Shire Council, Boulia Shire Council, Diamantina Shire Council, Quilpie Shire Council, Murweh Shire Council, Bulloo Shire Council and Paroo Shire Council.

Completed projects

Road Completed
Gulf Developmental Road (Croydon to Georgetown)  September 2016
October 2016
Wills Developmental Road (Burke and Wills Junction to Gregory)  November 2016
Burke Developmental Road (Burke and Wills Junction to Normanton)  August 2016
Gregory Downs - Camooweal Road November 2016
Richmond - Winton Road October 2016
Cloncurry-Dajarra Road (Cloncurry to Duchess) December 2016
Diamantina Developmental Road (Charleville-Quilpie) February 2017
Balonne Highway (Bollon to Cunnamulla)  March 2017
Diamantina Developmental Road (Bedourie-Boulia)  May 2017 
Eyre Developmental Road (Bedourie-Birdsville)
May 2017
Wills Developmental Road (Julia Creek to Burke and Wills Junction)
June 2017
Diamantina Developmental Road (Charleville-Quilpie)  June 2017 
Diamantina Developmental Road (Quilpie-Windorah)  June 2017 
Bulloo Developmental Road (Cunnamulla-Thargomindah)  June 2017 
Mitchell Highway (Barringun-Cunnamulla)  June 2017 
May 2017
May 2017
Last updated
13 September 2016