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South West

Key facts

319,259km2

Area covered by location1

0.47%

Population of Queensland1

3,531km

Other state-controlled road network

418km

National Land Transport Network2

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • rehabilitation and stabilisation of sections of the Warrego Highway betwen Miles and Roma
  • rehabilitation and stabilisation of sections of the Carnarvon Highway between Surat and Roma
  • priority minor culvert replacement on various roads within the district
  • construction of a new bridge and approaches over the Moonie River on Noondoo – Thallon Road
  • improvements to the Carnarvon Highway (Mungindi – St George) and Castlereagh Highway intersection, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • upgrade of the Carnarvon Highway (St George – Surat) and Salmon Road intersection
  • resealing of various sections of the National and State road network within the district.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • undertake rehabilitation and stabilisation on a section of the Balonne Highway between St George and Bollon
  • construct the St George heavy vehicle breakdown pad on the Balonne Highway between St George and Bollon, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete improvements to the Carnarvon Highway intersection with Arcadia Valley Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government
  • complete widening and safety improvements on the Carnarvon Highway between Roma and Injune, including an upgrade of Lalor’s Lane intersection at Orange Hill, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete replacement of steel culvert on the Carnarvon Highway between Surat and Roma, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and sealing of priority sections on the Mitchell Highway between Cunnamulla and Charleville, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and sealing of priority sections on the Diamantina Developmental Road between Charleville and Quilpie in the Quilpie Shire, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and sealing of priority sections on the Bulloo Developmental Road between Cunnamulla and Thargomindah, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening of priority sections on the Carnarvon Highway between Injune and Rolleston, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and sealing of priority sections on the Carnarvon Highway between Mungindi and St George, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and culvert replacement on the Carnarvon Highway between Roma and Injune, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • undertake widening and strengthening of priority sections on Roma – Condamine Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response.

Future Plans

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

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • complete planning to upgrade the Moonie River and Moonie River Anabranch bridges along the Carnarvon Highway (Mungindi – St George)
  • complete planning to upgrade Wallam Creek culverts on the Balonne Highway
  • complete planning to upgrade the intersection of Jackson – Wandoan Road with the Warrego Highway 
  • develop a business case for the Carnarvon Highway, principal cycle network in Maranoa Regional Council.

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

South West DistrictImage: New bridge over the Moonie River on Noondoo – Thallon 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).