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

Another section of almost 3km of road between Bedourie and Boulia has been widened to improve safety and travel times.

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 drive tourism.

The road also connects surrounding communities, including Bedourie and Boulia, with the completed work providing safer, more reliable access to essential services.

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Widened and sealed almost 3km of narrow road to width of 8m.
  • Improved safety.
  • Improved travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provision of additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 1834553 (QTRIP 2020–21 to 2023–24).

Total investment
$2.145 million
Australian Government
$1.716 million
Queensland Government
$429,000

Current status

Construction started in April 2021 and was completed in June 2021. Local road crews from Boulia Shire Council delivered the works.

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