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Central West

Key facts

395,772km2

Area covered by location1

0.20%

Population of Queensland1

3,685km

Other state-controlled road network

693km

National Land Transport Network2

4km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • pavement widening of 5.4 kilometres of Kennedy Developmental Road, between Winton and Boulia, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • paving and sealing on a section of Richmond – Winton Road
  • paving and sealing of additional sections of Boulia – Tobermorey Road (Donohue Highway), jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Boulia Shire Council
  • pavement widening of around 2 kilometres on Diamantina Developmental Road, between Boulia and Dajarra, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • works to improve flood resilience across the Georgina River floodplain on the Diamantina Developmental Road between Bedourie and Boulia
  • pavement rehabilitation of sections of Blackall – Isisford Road
  • paving and sealing of 2.5 kilometres of Alpha – Tambo Road
  • paving and sealing of 5.3 kilometres of Diamantina Developmental Road between Windorah and Bedourie
  • progressive sealing of 4.6 kilometres of the Clermont – Alpha Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • complete pavement rehabilitation works on Barcaldine – Aramac Road
  • complete the replacement of the timber bridge across the Barcoo River on the Dawson Developmental Road (Springsure – Tambo), jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete pavement widening of the Capricorn Highway (Emerald – Alpha), as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete paving and sealing of sections of the Eyre Developmental Road (Bedourie – Birdsville), jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete paving and sealing of sections of the Cramsie – Muttaburra Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete paving and sealing of a section of the Blackall – Jericho Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete paving and sealing of 5.3 kilometres of Birdsville Developmental Road between Morney and Birdsville, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence pavement rehabilitation and widening of a section of the Diamantina Developmental Road between Boulia and Dajarra
  • commence pavement rehabilitation and widening of a section of the Kennedy Developmental Road (Hughenden – Winton).

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of Central West.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • commence business case development for improvements to infrastructure on the Alpha – Tambo Road
  • complete flood immunity planning for the Capricorn Highway
  • complete planning of principal cycle networks in Central West District.

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Central West mapImage: Strengthening and widening works on the Kennedy Developmental Road between Winton and Boulia.

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles. www.qgso.qld.gov.au, retrieved 23 March 2021

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. NLTN rail data and maps are as at 30 June 2020.

Reflects QTRIP 2021-22 to 2024-25 (as at 15 June 2021).