Rockhampton Ring Road Fully Funded
Posted on January 30th, 2024
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier Steven Miles yesterday celebrated construction progress on the $1.73 billion Rockhampton Ring Road – a project that is now fully funded by both levels of government.
The commitment will deliver the full 17.4 km Rockhampton Ring Road, with an increased Australian Government commitment of $1.2 billion and an increased Queensland Government commitment to $530 million.
This transformative project for Central Queensland will increase connections to key precincts in the city and improve access, travel times to critical services including the hospital and emergency services, and road safety.
The ring road alignment opens up new travel routes to key leisure, retail, education and defence facilities.
The Rockhampton Ring Road project is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build capability within the regional workforce, with an extended pipeline of road infrastructure construction that provides opportunities for apprentices and trainees, engineers and technical services to be engaged on this significant infrastructure build.
Construction on the first $280 million package of works started in November 2023. Both contractor joint ventures mobilised to site in November to start construction at key work locations in Parkhurst and on Rockhampton-Ridgelands Road in West Rockhampton.
Construction on this phase of the Rockhampton Ring Road is expected to take up to two years to complete.
29 August 2023 – Rockhampton Ring Road project update – https://capricornenterprise.com.au/2023/08/rockhampton-ring-road-project-update/
2 August 2023 – Rockhampton Ring Road Industry Briefing held Monday 31st July – https://capricornenterprise.com.au/2023/08/rockhampton-ring-road-industry-briefing-held-monday-31st-july/
20 July 2023 – Rockhampton Ring Road Contractors awarded – https://capricornenterprise.com.au/2023/07/rockhampton-ring-road-contractors-awarded/
13 December 2023 – Billion dollar Rockhampton Ring Road construction to commence 2023 – https://capricornenterprise.com.au/2022/12/rockhampton-ring-road-construction-to-commence-2023/
13 December 2022 Queensland Government Media Statement – Rockhampton Ring Road agreement reached
16 November 2022 Rockhampton Ring Road forum a success
1 November 2022 Start Rockhampton Ring Road, stop the politics
6 July 2022 – Rockhampton Ring Road: Engagement of contractors
31 August 2021 – Rockhampton Ring Road – Get ready to hit the road