The Bowen Developmental Road is the arterial link between the coast and the Northern Bowen Basin, as well as linking the northern and central Bowen Basin mines and townships. The project widened and rehabilitated a section of road between Collinsville and Bowen. This portion of the road was under pressure from local projects, with new mines proposed for the Northern and Central Bowen Basin. In addition, the construction of transport infrastructure in support of the Galilee Basin will see significant traffic growth between Collinsville and Bowen. The project has provided an immediate improvement in safety, and has enhanced the road by providing adequate width and shoulder spacing.
Whitsunday Regional Council
Total project cost
Expected completion date
Completed - November 2014
Figures may have changed from those announced.