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.


  • 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 initiative has delivered targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Beaudesert–Nerang Road and Oxenford – Coomera Gorge Road (Maudsland Road), improve intersection

The construction of safety improvements at the intersection of Beaudesert–Nerang Road and Oxenford–Coomera Gorge Road (Maudsland Road) at Mount Nathan has been completed.

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Boogan Road, widen and strengthen pavement

Construction has been completed on Boogan Road, between the Bruce Highway at Mourilyan and South Johnstone Road intersection.

Burke Developmental Road

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

About 24km of the Burke Developmental Road between Normanton and Dimbulah has been progressively sealed to an 8-metre width.

Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement project map

Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement

Works are underway to widen 3 high priority sections of the Capricorn Highway between Emerald and Alpha.

Carnarvon Highway Mungindi St George project map

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

Works involved pavement widening and sealing between 81.71km and 84.99km east of St George.

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Cloncurry – Dajarra Road, improvement works

The Cloncurry – Dajarra Road, improvement works are now complete. The road is now sealed from the intersection of the Barkly Highway (Cloncurry – Mount Isa), 100 kilometres south to the Phosphate Hill intersection. Works also included widening various priority sections of existing narrow seals.

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road

Cramsie–Muttaburra Road, pave and seal

The Cramsie-Muttaburra Road between Longreach and Muttaburra has been fully sealed, improving safety, efficiency and wet weather access.

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D'Aguilar Highway (Kilcoy - Yarraman), Sandy Creek to Kilcoy, improve safety

Construction is completed on safety improvements 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, replace timber bridge

Works have been completed to replace the existing Barcoo River Bridge with a wider, higher, modern concrete structure.

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Flinders Highway (Julia Creek – Cloncurry), Scrubby Creek, pavement, strengthening and widening of floodway

Flinders Highway (Julia Creek – Cloncurry), Scrubby Creek pavement, strengthening and widening.

Completed Flinders Highway (Townsville - Charters Towers), Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek, wide-centre line treatment

Flinders Highway (Townsville - Charters Towers), Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek, wide-centre line treatment

The project on the Flinders Highway included widening sections of highway pavement to allow for the installation of 1-metre-wide separations between oncoming traffic lanes. These wide centre line treatments have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of head-on collisions, greatly improving road safety.

Gavial - Gracemere Road (Lawrie Street) upgrade completed

Gavial - Gracemere Road (Lawrie Street), widen to four lanes and upgrade intersections

The upgrade duplicated Lawrie Street from 2 to 4 lanes, including constructing a second rail overpass bridge, 2 new signalised intersections and a new shared user path bridge over the rail line to upgrade pedestrian and bike riding facilities.

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Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way), Beerwah to Landsborough, improve safety

This project improved safety on a high priority section of Glass House Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between Beerwah and Landsborough.

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Gold Coast Highway and Toolona Street, upgrade intersection

The department has improved pedestrian safety on the Gold Coast Highway at the Toolona Street intersection in Tugun.

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Gore Highway (Pittsworth - Millmerran), various locations, rehabilitate pavement

This project has trialled sustainable pavement systems and products to rehabilitate deteriorating sections of the Gore Highway.

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Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers - Lynd), package of works

The package of Gregory Developmental Road upgrades is delivering a stronger and wider surface, improving travelling conditions for motorists and upgraded a major culvert to improve flood resilience.

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Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade

The department 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 delivered safety upgrades to about 21km of the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Atherton.

Kennedy Highway Kuranda to Mareeba Safety Upgrades Project map

Kennedy Highway—(Cairns-Mareeba), road safety enhancement works

The department is progressing safety upgrades to more than 31km of the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba.

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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)

The design has been completed for the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade project in Calamvale. Construction started late June 2022

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Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane – Beaudesert), Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road, construct additional lanes

The section of the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road at Munruben has been upgraded.

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Mundubbera – Durong Road, John Peterson Bridge (Boyne River), replace bridge

The single-lane John Peterson Bridge will be replaced with a higher, safer, more flood-resistant 2-lane structure on an improved alignment.

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Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Tropic Road (Cannonvale), duplication

An upgrade is being delivered to a 1.5km section of Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale.

Proserpine – Shute Harbour Road, Hamilton Plains, flood immunity upgrade

A flood immunity upgrade will be delivered to a 1.5km section of Proserpine – Shute Harbour Road at Hamilton Plains between the Bruce Highway turn-off and Strathdickie Road.

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Rockhampton–Yeppoon Road, Yeppoon Road Upgrade Project

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

Project layout showing new culverts, and left and right turn lanes

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

Construction is complete on the Howard Creek Causeway upgrade (approximately 11km from Oxenford) on Tamborine–Oxenford Road. The upgrade, at Wongawallan, has provided a safer road alignment with increased flood immunity.

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

A new, 2-lane roundabout has been delivered to ease congestion, improve safety and traffic flow at the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection.

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Torbanlea – Pialba Road, various locations, upgrade intersections and floodways

Work is underway on flood immunity and intersection upgrades along sections of Torbanlea – Pialba Road between Beelbi Creek and Takura.