Bowen Developmental Road sealing - Rockingham Creek to Mount Coolon

The sealing of the Bowen Developmental Road between Rockingham Creek and Mount Coolon is now complete and improves safety and productivity by providing an 8m sealed roadway with adequate road shoulder. The Bowen Developmental Road sealing project is a part of the Northern Australia Roads Program.

This project in conjunction with the Deception Creek to Bulgonunna Creek project has sealed about 25kms of roadway separated by sealed floodways between Collinsville and Mount Coolon. The Bowen Developmental Road is frequently used by heavy vehicles associated with agricultural and mining operations.

The project has provided an 8m wide sealed bitumen road and replaced ageing and damaged culvert structures and signage. 

This project is 1 of 10 projects being delivered in Queensland under the Northern Australia Roads Program.



  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Improves productivity, resilience and safety by delivering improvements to primary and resource industry supply chains.
  • Improves road reliability by reducing instances of vehicles getting stuck in unsealed pavements during wet weather.
  • Reduces whole-of-life asset costs.


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 299903

Total investment
$28.75 million
Australian Government
$23 million
Queensland Government
$5.75 million

Current status

The project was completed in April 2021.

Project location mapBowen Developmental Road sealing project (Rockingham Creek to Mount Coolon)