Major Contract

Cooroy to Curra - Section D - Southern Contract

Cooroy to Curra - Section D - Southern Contract

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 Southern Contract (Contract 1), approximately 10 kilometres in length, will extend from the northern end of the Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra (Section C: Traveston to Woondum) project at Woondum, to north of Sandy Creek Road.

Key Dates

Aug 2020 Contract Award
2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Jul 2024 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Successful Tenderer: BBJV - A Joint Venture comprising BMD Constructions and Bielby Holdings


Mar 2016 The Preliminary planning for Section D was completed.
May 2016 The detailed design process was commenced.
2018 The detailed design process was completed.
May 2018 The Federal Budget allocated $3.3 billion towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade project over the next 10 years, with $800 million allocated to the Corroy to Curra Section D. 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 remaining $200 million.
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 .
Aug 2020 Contract One for Southern Section awarded to a Joint Venture comprising Bielby Holdings and BMD Constructions.
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Government resources
Preliminary Documentation