Two Major Road Projects to create over 560 jobs in Townsville


Editorial credit: Cam Laird /

This week the Australian and Queensland governments announced the commencement of Stage 5 of the Townsville Ring Road project as well as the Townsville Northern Access Intersection Upgrades.

These two major regional projects are set to begin construction in 2021 and will see the creation of over 560 jobs in the Townsville region.

Stage 5 – Townsville Ring Road

Stage 5 of this project will see the completion of the four-laning of the 22-kilometre Townsville Ring Road. This project was awarded to Georgiou AECOM consortium and is jointly funded with the Australian government committing $184 million and the Queensland government committing $46 million. The $230 million road project is expected to be completed by 2023.

Townsville Northern Access Intersection Upgrades

The Townsville Northern Access Intersection Upgrades mark the start of the early works on the $107.7 million Bruce Highway project. The contract includes a new bridge over Black River and will duplicate up to 5.4 kilometres of the Bruce Highway. This project is part of the $1.5 billion commitment to roads in North Queensland which is expected to support 1400 jobs.

Supporting North Queensland

These projects kick off North Queensland’s $100 billion 10-year infrastructure pipeline commitment to support the economy as Queensland recovers from COVID-19. Both projects are on track to begin construction next year.

Source: The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory Media Statements

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