Cunningham Highway - Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek


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Preferred bidder announced

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Cunningham Highway - Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek

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

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Under procurement

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Preferred bidder announced

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

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New Zealand

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

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
TYPE: Greenfield

The Cunningham Highway is a 327 kilometre national highway located in south east Queensland. It links the Darling Downs region with Ipswich. 

The project will upgrade a 4.75 kilometre section of the Cunningham Highway between Yamanto and Amberley, and include the following key features:

  •  a realignment of the highway between Yamanto and Ebenezer Creek;
  •  an upgrade of the Cunningham Highway and Ipswich-Rosewood Road intersection;
  •  left-in/left-out only access to Middle Road;
  •  an overpass over the new connection road;
  •  a new service road between Ipswich-Rosewood Road and Warwick Road; and
  •  new pedestrian and cycle facilities.

The preferred option and business case were submitted to the Federal Government in mid-2012, for funding approval for design and construction. Following the establishment of Building Queensland, the detailed business case was updated and has been referred to Infrastructure Australia (IA) for consideration.

The project is the first step in enabling the future Western Ipswich Bypass.

IA identifies the project as a Priority Initiative in its Infrastructure Priority List.

In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Federal Government committed $170 million for the Cunningham Highway - Yamanto Interchange to Ebenezer Creek project between FY2020-21 and FY2023-24. However, details of the funding profile and commencement date were not provided in the Budget.

Last reviewed: 29/05/2018

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