Queensland Inland Freight Route




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Queensland Inland Freight Route
STATUS

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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Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

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


STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $1bn AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Queensland Inland Freight Route is a proposal to upgrade the almost 1,200 kilometres of highway from Charters Towers in central-northern Queensland to Mungindi on the Queensland-NSW border.

The project aims to offer an alternative route to the Bruce Highway through upgrades to the existing corridor via the Gregory, Dawson and Carnavon Highways. The project is likely to involve a range of upgrades to the inland highways to improve efficiency, capacity, resilience and safety.

Works are likely to include pavement strengthening, road widening, new alignments, overtaking lanes, and new or upgraded bridges to suit larger vehicle combinations, among other works.

 


 

Key Dates

Dec 2020: First tranche of funding committed

Oct 2020: Project announced

 


 

Funding

QLD Government: The 2020-21 Queensland Budget committed $200 million towards the expected $1 billion capital cost of a the proposed inland freight route. Funding for this project is not expected to commence until FY2022-23 at the earliest.

 


 

History

Nov 2020: The 2020-21 Queensland Budget committed $200 million towards the expected $1 billion capital cost of a the proposed inland freight rotue.

Oct 2020: This project was announced by the Queenland Labor Government during the 2020 Queensland State Election campaign.



Last reviewed: 08/12/2020

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