Central West

Key facts

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Area covered by location1

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Population of Queensland1

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Other state-controlled road network

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National Land Transport Network2

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National rail network2

Program Highlights

Our top investments include:

  • $183 million funding commitment for Outback Way future priorities (jointly funded with the Australian Government). Project details and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government.
  • $45 million Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha) (Package 2), strengthen and widen pavement (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $11.2 million Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement
  • $2.4 million Richmond - Winton Road, pave and seal
  • $2.4 million Cramsie - Muttaburra Road, rehabilitate and widen pavement
  • $2.4 million Barcaldine - Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen pavement
  • $2.4 million Diamantina Developmental Road (Quilpie - Windorah), Long Crossing to Windorah, widen pavement
  • $2 million Birdsville Developmental Road (Morney - Birdsville), formation resheeting (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $1.4 million Diamantina Developmental Road, upgrade priority structures
  • $1.4 million Landsborough Highway, Lagoon Creek, construct shared path

Investments (interactive)

You can view the list of investments for the Central West area via the QTRIP interactive tool or QTRIP PDF


Map of the Central West District

Image: Dawson Developmental Road (Springsure - Tambo), Barcoo River, replace timber bridge. Shows the new Barcoo River bridge along Dawson Developmental Road, improving access between Springsure and Tambo.  

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles. www.qgso.qld.gov.au, retrieved 22 February 2023.

2 The detailed mapping data related to the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) Determination 2020 was not available at the time of publication. National Land Transport Network data and maps included assumed relevant state-controlled roads as at 1 July 2020.

Reflects QTRIP 2023–24 to 2026–27.