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Wide Bay Burnett

Key facts

48,503km2

Area covered by location1

5.88%

Population of Queensland1

2,699km

Other state-controlled road network

271km

National Land Transport Network2

242km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • replacement of the Coondoo Creek bridge on the Tin Can Bay Road near Gympie, jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government
  • planning activities for the Tiaro Bypass on the Bruce Highway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • construction of an overtaking lane on a section of the Isis Highway between Bundaberg and Childers, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • signalisation and intersection improvements at the Bundaberg – Port Road and Ashfield Road
  • safety upgrades on Bundaberg – Gin Gin Road.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • continue construction of a new bridge over Saltwater Creek and Deadmans Gully north of Maryborough and associated flood immunity upgrades, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue design activities for a future upgrade at Maryborough – Hervey Bay Road and Pialba – Burrum Heads Road intersection
  • continue design and construction activities for widening and intersection upgrades on the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Kingaroy
  • commence construction to widen priority sections of the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Kingaroy
  • continue construction of the final stage of the Bruce Highway (Cooroy – Curra) (Section D) upgrade between Woondum and Curra, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • commence construction of overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway north of Booyal and Currajong Creek north of Gin Gin, funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete design of the Bundaberg Bus Station at the Stockland Shopping Centre on Takalvan Street
  • commence construction of a new concrete bridge over Beelbi Creek and upgading of intersections to improve flood immunity on the Torbanlea – Pialba Road near Hervey Bay, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • commence construction of the John Peterson Bridge on the Mundubbera – Durong Road at Derri Derra, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete construction of dual overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway at Tinana, near Maryborough, funded by the Australian Government
  • complete various intersection upgrades and widening of the Bruce Highway north of Childers, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government 
  • complete construction of a roundabout at the Wide Bay Highway intersection, south of Curra, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete draft design activities (business case) for the Tiaro Bypass on the Bruce Highway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete design of the progressive paving and sealing of Monto – Mount Perry Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue the development of the Bundaberg Integrated Transport Strategy to identify the strategic needs of Bundaberg’s transport system.

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of the Wide Bay Burnett.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • continue to plan for an upgrade of the Bundaberg – Port Road
  • continue to plan for upgrades of the state road network to support extractive and agricultural industries in the North Burnett area.

Investments (interactive)

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

Map

Map of Wide Bay Burnett area 

Image: New road seal on Hughes Road (Bargara), between Watsons and Wearing 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).