- Council: Central Highlands Regional Council
- Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
- Category: Road and Transport Infrastructure
- Round: 1
The tens of thousands of motorists travelling each year to the world-renowned Carnarvon Gorge will no longer face the risk of punctured tyres, damaged suspensions and cracked windscreens when the last 15km of the access road is sealed.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
- Improving the road’s drainage, alignment, capacity and signage will support and grow the 65,000-visitors-a-year tourism industry.
- By upgrading the only access to the gorge, businesses such as the Takarakka Bush Resort and livestock producers will have improved business confidence and opportunities.
- Safety will be improved for the more than 100 vehicles that use the road on average each day, with reduced risk of punctures, damage to springs/suspension and cracked windscreens.
- Improved flood resilience will reduce the time the road is cut and local residents isolated by floodwaters.
- The project meets community needs and follows on from a 638-signature petition to council from local residents, visitors and regional groups calling for Carnarvon Gorge Road to be fully sealed.
- This upgrade will reduce erosion, dust and noise, and enable more visitors to safely access the wealth of cultural and natural heritage on offer.
- 15km of resurfacing and upgrades to width, alignment and pavement capacity to provide a consistent all-weather surface.
- Widening of narrow sealed sections.
- Improvements to intersections and signage.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.