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

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.


Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1

The infrastructure at Caboolture Hospital is operating at capacity in a number of areas, and the hospital currently faces long emergency department waiting times and overcrowding.


Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade

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