Diamantina Developmental Road (Bedourie – Boulia), widen narrow seal

Works are underway to widen and seal a narrow section of almost 3km of road between Bedourie and Boulia.

The Diamantina Developmental Road supports the ongoing development of a number of industries. It is a strategic route for transporting cattle to market and forms part of the Outback Way, cementing its importance to the drive tourism industry.

The road also connects surrounding communities including Bedourie and Boulia with the works helping provide safer and more secure access.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Widen and seal almost 3km of narrow road to width of 8m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.


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

Total investment
$2.145 million
Australian Government
$1.716 million
Queensland Government

Current status

Construction started in April 2021 with completion expected in June 2021. Local road crews from Boulia Shire Council are delivering the works.

Project map

Project map