Road Stimulus Packages

Accelerated funding has been allocated through the following Road Stimulus Packages to increase investment in roads and transport infrastructure as part of The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy.

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Roads of Strategic Importance early works package

Together with the Australian Government, we are improving Queensland's inland freight corridors by investing $185 million across 22 projects. The Roads of Strategic Importance early works package projects are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

These projects will help the freight and logistic industry move essential goods throughout Queensland more efficiently while protecting the safety of all road users.

Project works include: 

  • sealing roads  
  • building overtaking lanes to improve road safety  
  • upgrade to intersections
  • heavy vehicle breakdown pads.

View details of all jointly-funded Roads of Strategic Importance early works package projects

Queensland Government $400 million road stimulus package

The Queensland Government is investing $400 million across 42 projects to help supercharge the Queensland economy and improve road safety.

Project works include: 

  • intersection upgrades
  • widening of roads
  • sealing key freight routes 
  • upgrade to older bridge and culverts.

View details of all Queensland Government funded Road Stimulus package projects.

Jointly-funded Australian Government $415 million road stimulus package

Together with the Australian Government, we are fast-tracking infrastructure upgrades by investing $415 million across 38 projects. These projects are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments. 

These infrastructure upgrades will help improve congestion on some of Queensland's busiest roads, increase productive and improve safety for all road users. 

Infrastructure upgrades include: 

  • bridge and culvert upgrades
  • upgrade to floodways
  • widening of roads
  • sealing of roads.

View details of all jointly-funded Australian Government stimulus package projects.

Jointly-funded $2.1 billion stimulus package

In addition to the $415 million package previously announced, the Queensland Government is partnering with the Australian Government to invest a further $2.1 billion towards infrastructure projects in Queensland, including:

  • $1.5 billion for the Coomera Connector Stage 1 (Coomera to Nerang)
  • $248 million for the Beams Road level crossing, including the Carseldine park'n'ride upgrade
  • $224 million for the Centenary Bridge Stage 1 Upgrade
  • $95 million for the Riverway Drive Stage 2 (Allambie Lane - Dunlop Street)
  • $53 million for the Mt Lindesay Highway - Johanna Street to South Street
  • $20 million for the M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program - Exit 45
  • $4 million for the Currumbin Creek Road-Bienvenue Drive Intersection Upgrade.

Benefits

  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access

29 Projects in Road Stimulus Packages

Balonne Highway St George Bollon construct heavy vehicle breakdown facility map

Balonne Highway (St George – Bollon), construct heavy vehicle breakdown facility

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Beaudesert-Nerang Road and Maudsland Road, improve intersection

Safety improvements are being designed at the intersection of Beaudesert–Nerang Road and Oxenford–Coomera Gorge Road (Maudsland Road) at Mount Nathan.

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Boogan Road, widen and strengthen pavement

The upgrade will include the widening of the existing road.

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Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin) rehabilitate pavement

Detailed design is underway for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk. This $5.5 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the $158.1 million Regional Economic Enabling Fund, under the $415 million economic stimulus package to help the Queensland economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Burke Developmental Road (Normanton – Dimbulah), pave and seal

The Burke Developmental Road will have up to 24km of road progressively sealed to an 8m width between Normanton and Dimbulah.

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Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection upgrade

Design is complete for traffic signals to be installed at the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection, Little Mountain.

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Carnarvon Highway (Injune - Rolleston) and Arcadia Valley Road, upgrade intersection

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Carnarvon Highway (Mungindi – St George), widen and seal

Pavement widening works are being delivered along a 3km section of the Carnarvon Highway, about 33km east of St George.

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Carnarvon Highway (Roma - Injune), Orange Hill, Lalors Lane, upgrade intersection

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Carnarvon Highway Intersection Upgrades

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Cooroy-Noosa Road planning study

We undertook a planning study to determine what improvements can be undertaken to improve road safety and performance.

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Cramsie-Muttaburra Road Pave and Seal

We are sealing almost 9km of the Cramsie-Muttaburra Road to improve safety, efficiency and wet weather access for all road users.

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D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Yarraman), targeted road safety improvements

Design is progressing to improve safety along the D'Aguilar Highway between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy to reduce the risk of crashes.

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Dawson Developmental Road (Springsure - Tambo) Barcoo River Bridge replacement

Works are underway to replace the existing Barcoo River Bridge with a wider, higher, modern concrete structure.

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Dawson Highway—Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement

We are replacing the ageing timber Roundstone Creek Bridge on the Dawson Highway to increase safety, reliability, capacity and improve flood immunity.

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Gateway Motorway flyover - strengthening works and heavy vehicle restrictions

Following strengthening works and subsequent structural inspections of the flyover, load restrictions on the Gateway Motorway flyover have been eased, effective 17 December 2020.

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Gavial-Gracemere Road – Lawrie Street Upgrade (LSU) project

The Lawrie Street Upgrade project will deliver an upgrade of Lawrie Street, Gracemere from 2 to 4 lanes, between the McLaughlin Street intersection with the Capricorn Highway and John Street/Russell Street intersection in Gracemere.

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Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way) safety improvements

Detailed design is underway for safety improvement works along Glasshouse Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between Beerwah and Landsborough.

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Gold Coast Highway and Toolona Street, Upgrade Intersection

This project will improve pedestrian safety on the Gold Coast Highway at the Toolona Street intersection in Tugun.

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Isis Highway (Bundaberg-Childers), construct overtaking lanes

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will provide a southbound (Bundaberg to Childers) overtaking lane on the Isis Highway near Bundaberg.

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Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade

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

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Kennedy Highway (Mareeba - Atherton), targeted road safety improvements

This project will deliver safety upgrades to about 21km of the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Atherton.

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Kennedy Highway—Kuranda to Mareeba Safety Upgrades Project

Safety upgrades to more than 31km of the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba will be made.

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Mount Lindesay Arterial Road (Beaudesert Road) and Illaweena Street, upgrade intersection (known as the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade)

A business case is being developed for the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade project, Calamvale/Parkinson.

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Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane - Beaudesert) - Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road

The section of the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road at Munruben which is part of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade Program is being upgraded.

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Peak Downs Highway (Nebo–Mackay): Eton to Mackay safety upgrade

Safety upgrades are being delivered on the Peak Downs Highway as part of the Targeted Road Safety Works Program.

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Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road, Yeppoon Road Upgrade Project

The Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road is a regional road linking the Capricorn Coast, including tourist locations, such as Great Keppel Island to Rockhampton and beyond. 

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Tamborine–Oxenford Road, Howard Creek Causeway, upgrade flood immunity

Works have started on upgrading Howard Creek Causeway (approximately 11km from Oxenford) on Tamborine–Oxenford Road at Wongawallan to provide a safer road alignment, with increased flood immunity.

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Tewantin Bypass Stage 1 — Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection upgrade

Detailed design is underway to deliver a new, 2-lane roundabout to ease congestion, improve safety and traffic flow at the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection.