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Northern

Key facts

Australia

80,036.1km2

Area covered by location1

4.61%

Population of Queensland1

1,144km

Other state-controlled road network

521km

National Land Transport Network2

531km 

National rail network

Program Highlights

Our top investments include:

  • $230 million Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5) (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $99.8 million Bruce Highway, Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $96.9 million Bruce Highway, Burdekin River Bridge rehabilitation program (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $95 million Garbutt - Upper Ross Road (Riverway Drive) Stage 2, Allambie Lane to Dunlop Street duplication (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $70 million Townsville Connection Road (Stuart Drive), Bowen Road Bridge (Idalia) duplicate bridge and approaches
  • $48 million Bruce Highway, Burdekin Deviation, plan and preserve corridor (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $48 million Bruce Highway, Ingham to Cardwell Range Deviation, plan and preserve corridor (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $46.4 million Townsville Connection Road (Idalia), University Road to Bowen Road Bridge (Stuart Drive) safety improvements

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Northern area

Image: Bruce Highway, Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade. Shows the new wider and higher Haughton River bridge (which includes bridge rails for safety) in foreground and aging, narrow bridge in the background.

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.