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Northern

Key facts

80,036km2

Area covered by location1

4.65%

Population of Queensland1

1,140km

Other state-controlled road network

521km

National Land Transport Network2

531km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • construction of a northbound acceleration lane along the Flinders Highway (Townsville – Charters Towers) at the Woodstock – Giru Road intersection (Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct)
  • construction of pavement widening and safety improvements on the Bruce Highway, between Mailman Road and Mackenzie Creek, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • planning of safety and capacity upgrades for Garbutt – Upper Ross Road (Riverway Drive) Stage 2 between, Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street
  • planning of safety and capacity upgrades for Townsville Connection Road (Stuart Drive).

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • complete construction of the Haughton River Floodplain upgrade on the Bruce Highway, between Horseshoe Lagoon and Palm Creek, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction of Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade on the Bruce Highway, between Veales Road and Pope Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction of Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5) project to duplicate the existing Ring Road, between Vickers Bridge and Shaw Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete pavement widening on Hervey Range Developmental Road (Townsville – Battery), between Rupertswood Drive and Black River Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence culvert upgrades on Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers – The Lynd) Porphyry Road (Greenvale), as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence pavement widening on Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers – The Lynd), between, Marble Creek and Christmas Creek, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence pavement widening on Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers – The Lynd), between, Airport Drive and Lucky Springs Road jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue pavement strengthening on North Townsville Road (Townsville), jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue preconstruction on safety and capacity upgrades for Townsville Connection Road between, University Road and Bowen Road Bridge (Stuart Drive), improve safety
  • continue preconstruction on safety and capacity upgrades for Garbutt – Upper Ross Road (Riverway Drive) Stage 2 between, Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street
  • commence construction on overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway between Leichhardt Creek and Lilypond Creek.

Future Plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of Northern.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • continue planning for the Townsville Port Road network modification
  • commence planning along University Road in the vicinity of Discovery Drive and Yolanda Drive intersection
  • commence planning for the alignment and corridor preservation of the Ingham to Cardwell Range deviation project.

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Northern areaImage: Deck surface and pavement rehabilitation on Bowen Road Bridge in Townsville.

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).