Major Contract

Cooroy to Curra - Section D - Northern Contract

Cooroy to Curra - Section D - Northern Contract

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.

Section D will see the construction of a new 26-kilometre, four-lane bypass of Gympie and will complete the final link in the 62-kilometre upgrade of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra.

Section D has been separated into two contracts to assist in the future management of contractual risks inherent with such a large project. They are:

  • Contract One - Southern – Woondum interchange to Sandy Creek Road, and
  • Contract Two - Northern – Sandy Creek Road to Curra.

The Northern Contract (Contract Two) is approximately 18 kilometres in length will extend from north of Sandy Creek Road to Curra. 

Key Dates

May 2018 Project Announcement
Mar 2021 Expected Contract Award
Mar 2021 Contract Award
2021 Expected Construction Commencement
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Successful Tenderer: CPB Contractors


Mar 2016 The Preliminary planning for Section D was completed.
May 2016 The detailed design process was commenced.
Jan 2018 The detailed design process was completed.
May 2018 The Federal Government allocated $3.3 billion towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade project over the next 10 years, with $800 million allocated to the Cooroy to Curra -Section D upgrade. The Federal Government's $800 million commitment will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2025-26, with the Queensland Government funding the project's remaining $200 million. The $1 billion investment is in addition to the existing $52 million being spent on planning and designing the project.
Aug 2019 Infrastructure Australia approved the business case for Cooroy to Curra Section D: Woondum to Curra. IA has added the project to the Infrastructure Priority List as a Priority Project Early.
Mar 2021 CPB Contractors was awarded Section D Contract Two (Northern Contract).
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Government resources
Preliminary Documentation
Media releases