Governments work together to improve road network

By: Jason Whittaker


The Queensland Government will next month begin work on extending a regional road network to cut travelling times to New

The Queensland Government will next month begin work on extending a regional road network to cut travelling times to New South Wales.

The Federal, State and local governments will commit $1.9 million to seal a section of the Quilpie-Thargomindah Road which will also improve all-weather access in south-west Queensland.

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt says the project is a Regional Roads Group initiative working towards completing a sealed link to Eulo, about 230km from Quilpie.

"This will give residents of Windorah, Quilpie and Toompine a quicker route travelling south to New South Wales through other centres such as Cunnumulla, Eulo, Hungerford and St George," he says.

Main Roads is also working closely with the Federal Government and Bulloo Shire Council to seal the link to the South Australian border near Innaminka.

Main Roads is contributing $1.5 million to the project and will provide Bulloo Shire Council with soil testing and survey expertise to help with preliminary design of the road.

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