Boundary Road Extension Project

Project Overview

Improving Hervey Bay’s east-west road links is vital to meeting the needs of our growing population and to limit traffic congestion, a large part of this solution will be the Boundary Road Extension Project. The project will provide for the completion of the missing link between Boundary Road and Kawungan Way for a distance of approximately 1,900m.

Council, at its Meeting held on 22 September 2021 resolved to award the tender for the construction of the Boundary Road Extension project to Local Contractor, SGQ Pty Ltd for the sum of $19,846,776.81. SGQ Pty Ltd have extensive experience in the construction industry having recently completed the Main Street/Chapel Road/Maggs Hill Road Roundabout project, the Raward Road Open Channel Upgrade and the Adelaide Street CBD Revitalisation project for Council.

Works commenced on 15 November 2021 with works likely to be completed by September 2023, weather permitting.

The project is now about 25% complete, with most of the work to date occurring in the area between Grevillea Street and Denmans Camp Road.

Over the next three months, there will be increased activity between Grevillea Street and Richard Charles Drive with the construction of a haul road, and bulk excavation and drainage works getting underway. Pavement and concrete works will also continue between Grevillea Street and Denmans Camp Road.

In late August, drainage works are due to start in Grevillea Street where the road intersects with Boundary Road. These works will require a deep excavation across Grevillea Street, which will require a full road closure for a period of four weeks, weather permitting.

In September/October, footpath and intersection works are planned at the intersection of Richard Charles Drive and the Kawungan Way roundabout. A full road closure of Richard Charles Drive will be in effect while these works occur over about two weeks, weather permitting.

All areas where works are being undertaken will be fenced to exclude pedestrian access through the construction footprint.

Note: Project timelines are subject to contract and weather and may change.

Boundary Road Extension Progress Update Video - July 2022

See the latest news on progress with the Boundary Road Extension Project

Media Release - November 2021

Construction commenced on the Boundary Road Extension Project on 15 November 2021 with works likely to be completed in June 2023, weather permitting.

The Boundary Road extension has been identified in Council’s forward planning horizon since the early 1980’s when the road corridor was originally dedicated. The corridor is the missing link of a strategic east-west transport network in Hervey Bay to address traffic demand due to the orderly growth of the Fraser Coast Region. Over the past 40 years, the area’s population has grown significantly which has placed traffic pressure on the state and local transport network triggering the need for the extension to be delivered.

The Urraween to Boundary Road extension will link Urraween Road to Boundary Road (from Kawungan Way to Denmans Camp Road), and will provide a continuous east-west link through Hervey Bay. The project will provide for the completion of the missing link between Boundary Road and Kawungan Way for a distance of approximately 1,900m to a Traffic Distributor standard. The project will include a new signalised intersection at Grevillea Street and an upgraded, signalised intersection at Denmans Camp Road.  The project will also include road lighting, landscaping and drainage works and will improve the current drainage performance in the immediate area. A shared path will be provided for the length of the road corridor which will improve the east-west connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. 

The Boundary Road extension will provide improved access and travel times for residents to key facilities such as the Hervey Bay Public Hospital, St Stephens Private Hospital, medical precinct, Fraser Island via River Heads, Airport and Industrial areas. Once complete, the extension will help relieve traffic pressures on Boat Harbour Drive (State Network).