Cape York Region Package

Overview Stage Two – In progress

Following on from Stage One, the Cape York Region Package (CYRP) Stage 2 is a $237.5 million, jointly funded by the Australia and Queensland Governments to upgrade priority land transport infrastructure on Cape York Peninsula between 2019-20 and 2023-24.

The package consists of 11 projects:

  • eight pave and seal projects on the PDR between Laura and Coen
  • one pave and seal project north of the Archer River, including the Aurukun community access road intersection
  • construction of the Archer River crossing southern approach
  • construction of the Archer River crossing

 

Overview Stage One  – Completed

The Cape York Region Package (CYRP) was 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 consisted 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.

 

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.

Acting as Independent Chair and providing community engagement and secretariat support, 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

Based on 80:20 funding arrangements, contributions and committments are:-

Stage Two:  Total  $237.5 million  |  Australian Government – $190 million  |  Queensland Government – $47.5 million.

Stage One:   Total  $276 million  |  Australian Government – $223.9 million  |  Queensland Government – $52.1 million

 

CYRP Program Board – Governance Arrangements

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

Copy available (currently under review) here.

CYRP News
Nov 2023 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Cooktown
May 2023 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Weipa
Nov 2022 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Cairns
May 2022 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Cooktown
Nov 2021 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Weipa
June 2021 CYRP Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Cooktown
Nov 2020 CYRP  Combined SWG and Taskforce Community Forum – Weipa
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 and Communique
14 Nov 2023 CYRP Taskforce Community Forum (Cooktown) Communique
17 May 2023 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Weipa) Communique
15 Nov 2022 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Cairns) Communique
16 May 2022 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Cooktown) Communique
15 Nov 2021 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Weipa) Communique
02 June 2021 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Cooktown) Communique
16 Nov 2020 CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Weipa) Communique
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
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
22 March 2018 CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns) Communique
11 Dec 2017 CYRP Taskforce (Cairns) Communique
31 July 2017 CYRP Taskforce (Coen) Communique
16 May 2017 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
11 Aug 2016 CYRP Taskforce Communique
13 May 2016 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
13 Oct 2015 CYRP Taskforce 
24 Aug 2015 CYRP Sub-Working Group Communique
20 May 2015 CYRP Sub-Working Group & Taskforce Meeting Presentation Communique
Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Fact Sheets
May 2021 CYRP:  TMR Peninsula Developmental Road Program Update Fact Sheet
Jul 2019 CYRP:  TMR Update
Feb 2018 CYRP:  Peninsula Developmental Road 2018 Tender Processes Fact Sheet
Sept 2017 CYRP: Peninsula Developmental Road 2017 ILUA Fact Sheet
(Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)
  April 2017 CYRP: Peninsula Developmental Road 2017 Key Result Areas Fact Sheet   (Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)
July 2016 CYRP: Projects Black Business Finder Fact Sheet
(Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)
June 2016 CYRP: Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance Infrastructure Works Fact Sheet
(Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)
May 2016 CYRP: Peninsula Developmental Road 2016 Key Result Areas Fact Sheet
(Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)
May 2016 CYRP: Peninsula Developmental Road Prequalification Levels Fact Sheet
(Document no longer available from TMR or location has been moved)