Tourist Hot Spots Given A Roads Boost

Eighteen major tourist and culturally significant sites in Western Queensland will benefit from a funding injection of almost $6 million to improve transport and road access.

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The funding comes from round one of the Transport and Tourism Connections (TTC).

Minister for Transport Mark Bailey says 18 successful tourist and culturally significant site operators who applied for infrastructure funding would benefit though improved transport and road access.

“The $10 million program allows the Government to work with local governments and the private sector to build and upgrade infrastructure to improve access to some of Queensland’s most significant tourism experiences.”

Work on the projects is expected to start in coming months.

The successful projects include:

      • Quilpie Shire Council Hell Hole National Park (Quilpie – Adavale Road)
      • Bullo Shire Council Brisbane to Adelaide Connector (Innamincka Road)
      • Winton Shire Council Age of Dinosaur Road Pave and Seal (Stage 1 – 3.5km)
      • Winton Shire Council Age of Dinosaur Road Pave and Seal (Stage 2 – 3.7km)
      • Blackall – Tambo Regional Council Blackall Aquatic Centre Car Park
      • Blackall – Tambo Regional Council Qantas Crash Site Access Road Pave and Seal
      • Blackall – Tambo Regional Council Tambo Airfield Road Access Pave and Seal
      • Longreach Regional Council River Farms Road Pave and Seal
      • Barcaldine Regional Council Regional Tourism Signage
      • Barcaldine Regional Council Parking Improvements on Capricorn Highway (Alpha – Barcaldine) at Oak Street.
      • Diamantina Shire Council Birdsville – Windorah Road Pave and Seal
      • Diamantina Shire Council Big Red Road – Overtaking Opportunity
      • Burke Shire Council Burketown Wharf Car park Upgrade (Truganini Road)
      • Carpentaria Shire Council Burke Developmental Road – Rest Stop Upgrades
      • McKinlay Shire Council RV Site Access Road from Flinders Highway to Shaw Street, Julia Creek
      • McKinlay Shire Council Combo Waterhole Access Road
      • Mount Isa City Council Moondarra Drive Upgrade Works
      • Richmond Shire Council Richmond RV Park Access – Hillier Street

The Transport and Tourism Connections program is a $10 million program, with round one totalling almost $6 million. The remaining funding will be announced as part of round two.

Funding for upgrades is on a 50:50 basis with local governments.