Far North Queensland District

Far North Queensland, which is often known simply as FNQ, is the northernmost part of the Australian state of Queensland. Its largest city is Cairns and it is dominated geographically by Cape York Peninsula, which stretches north to the Torres Strait, and west to the Gulf Country. The waters of Torres Strait include the only international border in the area contiguous with the Australian mainland, between Australia and Papua New Guinea.

20 Projects in Far North Queensland District

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  1. Bruce Highway—Babinda intersection upgrade

    We are progressing a project to upgrade the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Munro Street at Babinda...

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  2. Bruce Highway—Cairns Southern Access Corridor—Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale

    The Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project is part of the 15-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a $12.6 billion program of works to improve safety...

    Edmonton to Gordonvale
  3. Bruce Highway—Cairns Southern Access Corridor—Stage 4: Kate Street to Aumuller Street

    We are upgrading the Bruce Highway—Cairns Southern Access Corridor from Kate Street (renamed Links Drive) to Aumuller Street to a 6-lane dual carriageway. Additional works include upgrades through to...

    Kate Street to Aumuller Street
  4. Bruce Highway—Cairns Southern Access Cycleway

    We are reinvesting project savings to deliver a new off-road cycleway adjacent to the Bruce Highway consistent with the Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade Masterplan...

    Cairns Southern Access Cycleway
  5. Cairns Ring Road CBD to Smithfield

    We are progressing the planning for a $359 million program of road upgrades on Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and Smithfield...

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  6. Cairns Transit Network

    We have commenced planning for a new transit network for Cairns. This planning includes building a network to deliver dedicated public transport spines that will connect the length and breadth of...

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  7. Cairns Western Arterial Road - Harley Street Intersection Upgrade

    We are upgrading the Cairns Western Arterial Road between Kamerunga Road and Stoney Creek Road, including the Harley Street intersection at Kamerunga...

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  8. Cairns Western Arterial Road duplication planning (Redlynch Connector Road to Captain Cook Highway)

    We are undertaking a project to carry out planning and preconstruction for capacity improvements on Cairns Western Arterial Road...

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  9. Cairns to Northern Tablelands Access Strategy

    We are undertaking a $1.25 million planning study to look at improving the capacity and efficiency of transport routes between Cairns and the Northern Tablelands...

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  10. Cape York Region Package

    Cape York Region Package was a 5-year (2014-15 to 2018-19) $276 million program of works jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to upgrade critical infrastructure on Cape York...

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  11. Cape York Region Package Stage 2

    Cape York Regional Package Stage 2 is a $237.5 million program of works to deliver road infrastructure upgrades on Cape York Peninsula between 2019-2020 and 2023-2024...

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  12. Captain Cook Highway—Cairns to Mossman Poolwood Road to Endeavour Road corridor upgrade planning

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking a planning study to investigate options for upgrading the section of Captain Cook Highway between Poolwood Road and Endeavour Road...

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  13. Captain Cook Highway—Smithfield Bypass Project

    The Captain Cook Highway — Smithfield Bypass project will construct a new 3.8km long road between McGregor Road roundabout and the Cairns Western Arterial Road (CWAR) and Captain Cook Highway (CCH) as...

    Smithfield Bypass
  14. Flood resilience works

    We are improving the flood immunity and resilience of the state-controlled road network at 10 key sites...

    A truck performing sealing works on Flinders Highway (Hughenden–Richmond)
  15. Gillies Range Road High Risk Roads Safety Upgrades Project

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is delivering an $18.18 million program of upgrades to improve safety on four sections of Gillies Range Road between Gordonvale and Atherton...

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  16. Kennedy Highway—Kuranda to Mareeba High Risk Roads Safety Upgrades Project

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing a $45 million program of upgrades to improve safety on more than 31 kilometres of the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba...

    Kennedy Highway Kuranda to Mareeba High Risk Roads Safety Upgrades Project
  17. Northern Australia Beef Roads Program Burke Developmental Road Almaden to Chillagoe

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressively sealing 2 of the 4 unsealed sections on the Burke Developmental Road, between Almaden and Chillagoe, as part of the $100 million Northern...

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  18. Smiths Gap overtaking lane

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing a project to build a southbound overtaking lane at Smiths Gap on the Bruce Highway. The project will include the construction of a fauna...

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  19. Yarrabah Jetty project

    The Department of Transport and Main Roads is progressing a $7 million project to construct a new jetty in Yarrabah...

    Future jetty site