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

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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Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade

The main drivers for the Bruce Highway Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade are congestion and safety.

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Nullinga Dam and Other Options Preliminary Business Case

The proposed Nullinga Dam site is located on the Walsh River in the Atherton Tablelands and has been proposed as a future water supply to serve growing urban demand in Cairns and to stimulate irrigated agriculture in the region, by supplementing existing supplies.

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