Cairns Shipping Development

Building Queensland led the development of the Cairns Shipping Development Detailed Business Case in partnership with Ports North. The detailed business case investigated the widening and deepening of the Trinity Inlet shipping channel and swing basin to allow access for larger cruise ships and naval vessels. It is also investigated the establishment of a new swing basin to support future expansion of the HMAS Cairns Navy Base and structural upgrades of the existing wharf infrastructure.

The detailed business case was completed in Q2 2018.

All Completed Business Cases

Cross River Rail

The Cross River Rail Business Case provides a rigorous assessment of the challenges and opportunities facing South East Queensland’s rail network.

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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.

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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.

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