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

May 2018 Project Announcement
Aug 2020 Contract Award
2021 Expected Construction Commencement
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.
Jun 2021 In its 2021-22 Budget, the Queensland Government allocated $180 million to the project for FY 2021-22. The Budget also indicated that the project has been delayed with $367 million in funding now outside the forward estimates. The project was indicated as having $248 million outside the 2020-21 Budget forward estimates.
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Queensland | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)