Bruce Highway Upgrade




PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Bruce Highway Upgrade
Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3
Cooroy to Curra, Section D - Woondum to Curra
Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade
Mackay Ring Road - Stage 1
Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   

Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million


STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $8.5bn AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population.

The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have committed $8.5 billion to a 10 year Bruce Highway Upgrade Programme from 2013-14 as part of the Infrastructure Investment Programme. The overall programme includes over 30 individual projects along the highway's length.

The main projects which have not yet commenced delivery include:

- Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade;
- Mackay Ring Road;
- Haughton River and Pink Lily Lagoon Upgrade;
- Cooroy to Curra Upgrade (Section D); and
- Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3.

Other projects which do not meet the ANZIP threshold and are yet to commence delivery include:

- Townsville Ring Road – Stage 4 ($200 million)
- Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade – Stage 1 ($187 million)
- Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 4 ($135 million);
- Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade – Stage 1 ($121 million)
- Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade ($150 million);
- Cattle and Frances Creek Upgrade ($118.9 million)
- Tiaro Flood Immunity Upgrade ($107 million); and
- Saltwater Creek Upgrade ($103 million).

The Bruce Highway Trust

In the lead up to the 2017 election, the now re-elected Government committed to establish the Bruce Highway Trust – with the stated objective to strengthen long-term investment certainty. The Government will commit at least $200 million annually to the Trust, with an initial injection of $175 million.

The new Trust will be tasked with developing a new 15-year plan for the remaining sections of the Bruce Highway. This consists of the Trust identifying and prioritising projects to be delivered through rolling 5-year action plans.

Representatives from the Department of Transport, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and the Federal Department of
Infrastructure and Regional Development will be invited to join the Trust to provide subject matter and governance expertise.

Building Queensland will be tasked with evaluating individual projects where investment is between $50-$100 million and lead preparation of business cases where investment exceeds $100 million. The Department of Transport and Main Roads will undertake the assessment of all remaining projects.



Last reviewed: 14/02/2018

Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $481M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement,Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population. 

The Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 3, will involve duplicating 10 kilometres of the Bruce Highway between Edmonton and Gordonvale from two to four lanes. This will incorporate an exising four lane section at Meringa, and will see existing local road intersections with the Highway be partially or fully closed; diverting traffic to safer access points. A section of the North Coast Rail Line will also need to be moved to accommodate the works.

The Federal Government has committed $384.8 million to the project with the State Government providing the remaining $96.2 million in an 80/20 split.

Funding is committed from 2019, therefore construction is expected to commence from 2020.



Last reviewed: 14/02/2018

Cooroy to Curra, Section D - Woondum to Curra


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Cooroy to Curra, Section D - Woondum to Curra

STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population.

The Cooroy to Curra project involves a 62km upgrade and realignment of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra, including a bypass of Gympie, and is among Queensland's highest priority road projects. The project has four parts: 

- Section A: Cooroy southern interchange to Sankeys Road;
- Section B: Sankeys Road to Traveston Road;
- Section C: Traveston to Woondum;
- Section D: Woondum to Curra, including the Gympie bypass. Sections A and B are already completed, and
- Section D: a 26km highway section, includes a bypass of Gympie with the corridor running east of the town, close to the railway line until Old Maryborough Road. It will then travel through the edge of Curra State Forest to minimise the impact on private land.

Preliminary planning commenced in March 2014 and was completed in early 2016.
Detailed Design began in May 2016 and is anticipated to be complete by late-2017/early-2018. Construction of Section D is still subject to funding.



Last reviewed: 21/12/2017

Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade

STATUS: Under procurement
VALUE: $515M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population.

The Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade (also known as the Haughton River Bridge Project and the Haughton River and Pink Lily Lagoon upgrade) will see construction of a higher level bridge and road approaches, including replacing the Haughton River Bridge, to improve flood immunity,across a 14 kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway from south of Horseshoe Lagoon to Palm Creek, south of Townsville.

Safety will be further enhanced with the elimination of two at grade rail crossings at the Bruce Highway intersections with the Woodstock Giru Road and Hodel Road, south of Haughton.

Planning works are underway with tenders called for in May 2017. In July 2017 the Federal and Queensland Government announced two consortia had been shortlisted for the project, comprising:

- Seymour Whyte-John Holland joint venture with AECOM; and
- The Infrastructure Group joint venture between Bielby, BMD Constructions, JF Hull and Albem  with ARUP Group and HDR.

Infrastructure Australia has not included the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade Project to the Infrastructure Priority List following an assessment of the business case, which found the costs of upgrading this section of the Bruce Highway outweighs the benefits with a benefit cost ratio (BCR) of 0.97.

Despite this, the Queensland and Commonwealth governments are committed to proceed with construction, which is expected to commence in mid-2018, nine months ahead of the original schedule. Project completion is forecast for mid-2021.



Last reviewed: 11/01/2018

Mackay Ring Road - Stage 1


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Mackay Ring Road - Stage 1

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $497.3M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population.

The project will deliver a ring road in Mackay between Stockroute Road and the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Bald Hill Road.

Key elements of proposed design include:

- reconfiguring access arrangements for private properties along the Ring Road
- modifying drainage to ensure the ongoing productivity of cane farms in the area
- designing 13 bridges including a new river crossing over the Pioneer River
- construction of dual lane roundabouts at each end of the Ring Road.

The project is currently in the detailed design phase. AECOM have been appointed to coordinate the design phase with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Expressions of Interest for the construction tender were closed in May 2017, with CPB Contractors announced as the successful tenderer in August 2017. Construction commenced in October 2017 and is expected to be completed by early 2020.

The project is being funded by the Federal and QLD governments in an 80:20 split.



Last reviewed: 14/02/2018

Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade

STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $662.5M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population. 

The Pine River to Caloundra road interchange upgrade, will see circa 60 kilometres of the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane upgraded to increase capacity and alleviate flooding and safety issues.

Planning is currently underway and will develop a list of priority works that are likely to be progressed as a number of packages including non-infrastructure solutions. The largest project identified is the $662.5 million six-laning between Cabbolture to Steve Irwin Way.

The Australian and Queensland governments have committed $662.5 million (Australian Government $530 million/Queensland Government $132.5 million) for the project.

The funding will allow for the acceleration of planning and construction of widening the highway from 4 to 6 lanes and flood immunity improvements between Caboolture and Steve Irwin Way.

A smaller project, the Bruce Highway/Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade, also forms part of the Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade. The Australian and Queensland governments have committed $150 million (Australian Government $120 million/Queensland Government $30 million) to upgrade this section.

Planning for the priority projects is expected to be completed by late 2017, with the remainder of planning to be completed by mid-2018, with the Australian and Queensland governments commiting $8 million for the planning of the project. Building Queensland is assisting with the development of a preliminary business case.

Detailed designs are expected to be released in early 2019 with construction to commence later the same year.



Last reviewed: 14/02/2018

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