Donohue Highway—Boulia-Tobermorey progressive sealing project: Package 2

We are upgrading this priority section of the Donohue Highway which forms part of the Outback Way.

Project activities include paving and sealing about 25km of the existing gravel road between Boulia and Tobermorey to a 6m wide road. Works are being completed in 4 sections starting 110km west of Boulia. 

This project is one of many providing key upgrades to sections of the Outback Way. In 2016, the Australian Government committed $100 million to improve targeted sections of the Outback Way via safety and productivity works, such as road widening and sealing.   

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Road construction and bitumen sealing of about 25km of the existing gravel road to a 6m-wide road. 
  • Floodways will be sealed to an 8m width, increasing flood immunity. 
  • Installation and upgrade of guide posts, signs and depth indicators at floodways. 

Funding

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and Boulia Shire Council. Funding is provided as part of a commitment made by the Australian Government in 2016 to invest $100 million to improve targeted sections of the Outback Way via safety and productivity works, such as road widening and sealing.

Total investment
$10.48 million
Australian Government
$8.38 million
Queensland Government
$1.048 million
Local Government
$1.048 million

Current status

Construction started in July 2019 and is progressing.

This is Stage 2 of a 2016 Australian Government Election Commitment to progressively seal the Outback Way, following on from Stage 1 completed in May 2019.

Find out more about the Outback Way program.

Donohue Highway Boulia to Tobermorey progressive sealing project stage 2

Donohue Highway Boulia to Tobermorey progressive sealing project map