Cape York Region Package

Overview

The Cape York Region Package (CYRP) is a $276 million program of works (2014-15 to 2018-19) jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to upgrade critical infrastructure on Cape York Peninsula.

The package consists of 3 sub-programs:

  • $215.5 million program of works to progressively extend the seal on the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) between Lakeland and Weipa over 4 years;
  • $10 million over 4 years for sealing works on the remaining gravel sections of Endeavour Valley Road through to Hope Vale;
  • $50.5 million for priority community infrastructure works identified by the Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA) formerly know as the Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance (CIMA) for projects that upgrade and improve infrastructure such as roads, barge and boat ramps, water and sewerage).
  • Works are currently being carried out in the RDATN regions of Aurukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal communities.

 

Completion

Stage One – Completed

 

Benefits

Improved access to Cape York for freight, tourists and other road users, improved safety, reduced ongoing road maintenance costs, improved community infrastructure, and employment, training and business development opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

 

RDA Tropical North Activities

Improving critical transport and community infrastructure for the Cape remains a priority for RDA Tropical North to strengthen and improve economic development and social outcomes for the region.

As Chair and Secretariat, the RDA Tropical North continues to work closely with all program members, State and Federal Government Departments and regional Agencies to maximize outcomes from the project and to ensure strong industry and community engagement through the Taskforce and Sub Working Group meetings.

Program members and stakeholders include, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD), the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP), the Prime Ministers’ National Indigenous Australian Agency (NIAA) and the Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA).

 

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $223.94 million to the CYRP from 2014-15 to 2018-19, with the Queensland Government contributing $52.1 million.

 

CYRP Program Board – Governance Arrangements

Updated May 2017 to reflect current CYRP Board membership, functions and related position titles.  Copy available here.

CYRP News
Nov 2020 CYRP Taskforce Community Forum – Plans to hold in-region;  Exact location to be advised and subject to COVID-19 restrictions
July 2020 Dept of Transport and Main Road PDR Scholarships Program available for 2021
May 2020 CYRP Taskforce Community Forum – Weipa; Delayed due to COVID-19;  Future date to be confirmed.
Feb 2018 Map of Cape York Region Package Peninsula Developmental Road upgrade seal
Feb 2018 Media Statement: Tenders called for 2018 Peninsula Developmental Road projects
Oct 2017 Media Statement: Indigenous company to help deliver Cape York road project
Sept 2017 Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance (CIMA) Works newsletter
30 July 2017 2017 PDR Construction Program Info Session, Musgrave
25 July 2017 Media Statement: Better roads means better access for the Cape York Region
10 July 2017 Media Statement: Sealing the deal on Cape York Regional Package
10-12 April 2017 Briefing Presentation: 2017 Peninsula Developmental Road Delivery Program
5 April 2017 2017 PDR Construction Program Info Sessions: Weipa/Coen/Cairns
31 March 2017 Media Statement: Tenders opened for Peninsula Developmental Road projects
March 2017 Cape York Region Package update newsletter
22 December 2016 Media Release: Delivering a better road network for the Cape
November 2016 Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance (CIMA) Works newsletter
28 October 2016 Media Statement: Work completed on improving access to Pormpuraaw
5 October 2016 Media Statement: Sealing of Cape York’s Peninsula Development Road on target
2 September 2016 Joint Media Statement:  Another upgrade for Cape York’s Peninsula Development Road
17 August 2016 Joint Media Statement: Contracts awarded for Peninsula Developmental Road upgrades
12 August 2016 Media Statement: Peninsula Development Road sealing rolls on
26 July 2016 RDA FNQ&TS: Cape York Region Package Update
June 2016 Cape York Region Package update newsletter
23 May 2016 RDA FNQ&TS E-Alert: Cape York $260.5M Program of Works
8 May 2016 Media Statement: Funding approved to finish Cape York infrastructure upgrades
28 March 2016 RDA FN&TS: Cape York Region Package
March 2016 Driving the Peninsula Developmental Road
December 2015 Cape York Region Package update newsletter
November 2015 Cape York Region Package update newsletter
1 October 2015 Media Statement: More Works commence under the Cape York Region Package
October 2015 Cape York Region Package Project update – progressively extend the seal
August 2015 Cape York Region Package – Mein Deviation Section
31 July 2015 Peninsula Developmental Road project set to start
6 May 2015 The Cairns Post: Cape infrastructure decision today – Three ways to spend $210m
CYRP Meetings
Nov 2020 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) To Be Advised
Nov 2020 CYRP Taskforce Community Forum To Be Advised
26 May 2020 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Comminique
25 May 2020 CYRP Taskforce (Weipa) Community Forum Postponed due to COVID-19
18 Nov 2019 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Communique
5 Aug 2019 CYRP Taskforce (Cairns) Communique Minutes
5 Aug 2019 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Communique
25 Feb 2019 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Communique
4 Dec 2018 CYRP Taskforce Meeting (Cairns) Communique Minutes
22 March 2018 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Communique
11 Dec 2017 CYRP Taskforce (Cairns) Communique Minutes
31 July 2017 CYRP Taskforce (Coen) Communique Minutes
16 May 2017 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
11 Aug 2016 CYRP Taskforce Communique Minutes
13 May 2016 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
13 Oct 2015 CYRP Taskforce  Minutes
24 Aug 2015 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
20 May 2015 CYRP Sub-Working Group & Taskforce Meeting Presentation Communique