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Central West

Key facts


Area covered by location1


Population of Queensland1


Other state-controlled road network


National Land Transport Network2


National rail network

Program Highlights

Our top investments include:

  • $182.5 million funding for Outback Way future priorities (jointly funded with the Australian Government). Project details and timing subject to negotiation with the Australian Government.
  • $45 million Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha) (Package 2), strengthen and widen pavement (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $9.7 million Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement (various locations)
  • $5.1 million Barcaldine - Aramac Road, various locations, widen and rehabilitate (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $5 million Diamantina Developmental Road (Windorah - Bedourie) rehabilitate pavement (various locations)
  • $5 million Cramsie - Muttaburra Road (Section 3) pave and seal
  • $4.5 million Eyre Developmental Road (Bedourie - Birdsville) (Section 2) pave and seal (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $4.1 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hughenden - Winton) rehabilitate and widen pavement

Investments (interactive)

You can view the list of investments for the Central West area via the QTRIP interactive tool or in the QTRIP PDF


Central West map

Image: Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen and rehabilitate, between Blackall and Jericho on the Blackall-Jericho Road. 

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles., retrieved 9 March 2022

2 The detailed mapping data related to the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) Determination 2020 was not available at the time of publication. National Land Transport Network data and maps included assumed relevant state-controlled roads as at 1 July 2020.

Reflects QTRIP 2022–23 to 2025–26.