Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade
The department are delivering the progressive sealing of Kennedy Developmental Road, The Lynd to Hughenden.
The department are sealing approximately 48km of the remaining unsealed road between The Lynd and Hughenden.
The Kennedy Developmental Road is an important inter-regional route for western and northern Queensland. It links western communities of Boulia, Winton, Hughenden through to The Lynd and Mount Garnett in the north. The route is a vital transport link for the movement of cattle through the North West Region and tourism access.
The current works are funded under the Roads of Strategic Importance program. The works will be delivered by Flinders Shire Council and Etheridge Shire Council.
From mid-2017 to early 2020, the department completed sealing another 42km of the Kennedy Developmental Road, funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.
When these sealing works are completed, approximately 10km of the Kennedy Developmental Road will remain unsealed.
- Improves safety
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Better road access
- Improves ride quality
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces maintenance
- Sealed road surface of 8m width.
- Improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements.
The Australian and Queensland governments have committed $50 million on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 1459389.
- Total investment
- $50 million
- Australian Government
- $40 million
- Queensland Government
- $10 million