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Far North

Key facts

Australia

272,215.6km2

Area covered by location1

5.64%

Population of Queensland1

2,922km

Other state-controlled road network

232km

National Land Transport Network2

211km 

National rail network

Program Highlights

Our top investments includes:

  • $481 million Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 3), Edmonton to Gordonvale (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $359 million Cairns Ring Road (Cairns CBD to Smithfield) (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $300 million Cairns Western Arterial Road, Redlynch Connector Road to Captain Cook Highway duplication (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $237.5 million Cape York Region Package Stage 2, including $44.9 million Peninsula Developmental Road, Archer River Crossing construct bridge (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 
  • $225 million Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 5), Foster Road, upgrade intersection (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $85.6 million funding for Cape York Region Package, Cooktown to Weipa Corridor upgrade, future priorities (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $35 million Kennedy Highway (Cairns - Mareeba), Kuranda Range, Intelligent Transport System (jointly funded with the Australian Government)

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Far North District

Image: Captain Cook Highway, Smithfield Bypass Project. Completed overpass at McGregor Road roundabout.

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