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Darling Downs

Key facts

79,530km2

Area covered by location1

5.72%

Population of Queensland1

3,846km

Other state-controlled road network

687km

National Land Transport Network2

Program Highlights

In 2020-21 we completed:

  • upgrading of the Emu Creek bridge on the New England Highway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • construction of Stage 1 of the New England Highway Cycleway between Highfields and Toowoomba CBD
  • pavement widening on the Barwon Highway between Talwood and Nindigully, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response 
  • bridge strengthening on the Lockyer Creek Bridge on Gatton – Helidon Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • targeted road safety improvements on the Warrego Highway between Miles and Roma, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the Road Safety Program
  • planning for future intersection upgrades on the Warrego Highway at Withcott.

In 2021–22 we will:

  • continue construction of the Eight Mile intersection overpass upgrade on the Cunningham Highway north of Warwick, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction to replace the Tchanning Creek bridge on Roma – Condamine Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue pavement rehabilitation on the Gore Highway between Toowoomba and Millmerran, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue bridge replacement on the Rocky Creek Bridge on Murphy’s Creek Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue pavement strengthening and widening on the New England Highway between Yarraman and Toowoomba, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete pavement widening on the New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangara, as part of the Queensland Government’s High Risk Roads Safety Upgrades
  • commence pavement widening on the New England Highway between Yarraman and Toowoomba.

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of Darling Downs. 

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • continue planning to improve Toowoomba – Athol Road and Alderley Street intersection
  • complete the Warrego Highway East Masterplan which includes corridor preservation and identification of short and long term project need and safety risks
  • continue planning for bikeways in Central Toowoomba and the Warwick principal cycle network
  • commence planning to improve Toowoomba Connection Road and Hursley Road intersection
  • continue planning to identify a Toowoomba North South Transport Corridor.

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Darling Downs area

Image: Scour and repair to the Ranges Bridge over Condamine River on Dalby to Kogan Road.

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).