Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3 (Edmonton to Gordonvale)

The 9-kilometre section of the Bruce Highway from Edmonton to Gordonvale experiences significant delays during morning and evening peaks and has a high crash rate.

Building Queensland led the Bruce Highway Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3 (Edmonton to Gordonvale) Detailed Business Case in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The business case investigated the following upgrades to the Bruce Highway from Edmonton to Gordonvale:

  • four-lanes between Edmonton and Gordonvale
  • 4 kilometres of new two-lane carriageway
  • 7 kilometres of relocated (new) Queensland Rail line with improved flood immunity.

The detailed business case was endorsed by the Building Queensland Board in Q4 2017.

View the business case summary.

View the cost benefit analysis summary.


All Completed Business Cases

Smithfield Transport Corridor Upgrade

The Smithfield Transport Corridor Upgrade is a proposed new 3.8-kilometre road bypass to the east of the Captain Cook Highway between Yorkeys Knob Road roundabout and McGregor Road roundabout north of Cairns.


Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A – Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads

The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest non-capital city and the second largest city in Queensland, with its population forecast to increase by 61 per cent to 928,000 in 2041. The provision of high-capacity public transport will allow the Gold Coast to accommodate forecast growth while preserving the attractiveness and liveability of the southern Gold Coast.


Bruce Highway – Caboolture/Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way Interchange Upgrade

The Bruce Highway is a vital link for general traffic, freight and tourism joining Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and central and northern Queensland.