Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade

We are delivering the progressive sealing of Kennedy Developmental Road, The Lynd to Hughenden.

We are sealing approximately 48km of the remaining unsealed road between The Lynd and Hughenden. 

The Kennedy Developmental Road upgrades 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, we completed sealing 42km of the Kennedy Developmental Road, funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program. These works were delivered by Etheridge and Flinders Shire Council.


  • Improves safety
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better road access
  • Improves ride quality
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • sealed road surface of 8m width
  • improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements


Total investment
$50 million
Australian Government
$40 million
Queensland Government
$10 million