Road infrastructure funding for Western Queensland

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is pleased funding has been allocated for the development of the Western Queensland tourism sector under Queensland’s Transport and Tourism Connections Program.

“Six tourism hotspots in the Gregory Electorate will benefit from improved access and parking facilities, road upgrades and the installation of tourism signage,” Mr Millar said.

“I have been a strong advocate for the development of tourism infrastructure. I am delighted to see funding allocated for tourism development in Blackall, Barcaldine and Longreach.

“Tourism is an important driver of our local economy, particularly in the midst of tough economic conditions.

“With many parts of Western Queensland entering their fifth consecutive year of drought, the tourism sector is key to providing support for local businesses, creating jobs and encouraging regional development.

“Without road infrastructure to support our tourism network, annual visitor numbers to Western Queensland would not be sustainable.

“This funding will improve road safety, provide all weather access to key tourist attractions and boost the profile of Outback Queensland tourism.

“These projects will be delivered with matching funding from local councils and are expected to be complete by mid-2018.”

Project details include:


Planned works

Local Government region

Blackall Aquatic Centre Carpark


Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Qantas Crash Site Access Road

Pave and seal

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Tambo Airfield Road Access

Pave and seal

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

River Farms Road

Pave and seal

Longreach Regional Council

Barcaldine Region

Installation of tourism signage

Barcaldine Regional Council

Capricorn Highway (Alpha – Barcaldine) at Oak Street

Parking improvements

Barcaldine Regional Council