Major Contract

Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way

Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way

The Bruce Highway is being upgraded between between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road interchange, Caboolture and the Steve Irwin Way interchange at Beerburrum.

The upgrade has been split into two contracts of approximately equal distance:

  • Contract One - Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Pumicestone Road in Caboolture, and
  • Contract Two - Pumicestone Road to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) in Beerburrum.

The project will expand the highway from two to three lanes in each direction and provide emergency stopping bays and safety barriers.

The project includes new bridge structures and creek crossings, as well as improvements to interchange entry and exit ramps.

The upgrade will make allowance for future implementation of Smart Motorways technology.

Key Dates

Oct 2020 Contract Award - Contract One
Nov 2020 Construction Commencement - Contract One
Mar 2021 Contract Award - Contract Two
May 2021 Construction Commencement - Contract Two
Apr 2024 Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Successful Tenderer: Contract One - ACCIONA Contract Two - Fulton Hogan


Jun 2019 The Queensland Government allocated $662.5 million to the project in the 2019-20 Budget, to widen six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange and Steve Irwin Way.
Feb 2020 The Queensland Government called for Expressions of Interest for the project. The Government intends to award two construction only contracts to two separate entities through a three-stage procurement process. A compulsory pre-close tender meeting was held on 13 February 2020. EOIs close on 4 March 2020.
Apr 2020 The Queensland Government shortlisted five proponents to deliver Contract One and Contract Two. The four unsuccessful tenderers from Contract One will be invited to tender for Contract Two. The successful proponents will be announced after Contract One is awarded.
Sep 2020 The Queensland Government issued a Request for Tender (RFT) for the second contract of the project to the four shortlisted proponents that were unsuccessful in the tender for the first contract. A compulsory Pre-close Tender meeting was held on 30th September. Tenders were due 29 October.
Oct 2020 ACCIONA were awarded Contract One
Nov 2020 Construction for contract one commenced
May 2021 Contract Two was awarded to Fulton Hogan.
Jun 2021 In its 2021-22 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $106 million to the project for FY2021-22. QTRIP also indicated that the project has been delayed with $139 million in funding now outside the forward estimates. The project was indicated as fully funded with the 2020-21 Budget.
Jun 2023 The 2023-24 Queensland Budget allocated $42.4 million in FY2023-24 to the project, and confirmed the total cost remains at $662.5 million.
Aug 2023 Contract One between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Pumicestone Road, Elimbah completed construction.
Apr 2024 The Queensland Government announced the completion of the 11-kilometre Bruce Highway expansion between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure agency resources
Infrastructure Australia Business Case Evaluation