Burke Developmental Road

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Burke Developmental Road

Burke Developmental Road near Karumba.jpg
Start of unsealed portion of northeast-bound Burke Developmental Road east of Karumba
Burke Developmental Road (green on black).
General information
Type Road
Length 1,035 km (643 mi)
Route number(s) National Route 83
State Route 27
Major junctions
South end Barkly Highway /
Flinders Highway, east of Cloncurry
East end Mareeba Dimbulah Road, Dimbulah
Major suburbs Normanton, Mungana, Chillagoe[1]

The Burke Developmental Road is a Queensland (Australia) developmental road. It links Cloncurry and Normanton in a south–north direction, then continues to the east 30 km north from Normanton, till Dimbulah, where it becomes the Mareeba Dimbulah Road.[2]

The road crosses the Gilbert River. This bridge was named after two of the region's indigenous leaders, Lily and Jubilee Slattery.[3] A major unsealed section begins about 45 km north of Normanton and continues until Chillagoe. As of 2014, some sections totaling about 15 km are unsealed between Chillagoe and Dimbulah. It may become impassable during the wet season. In mid-2007, A$28 million worth of funding was allocated for the widening of the road.[4]

Major intersections

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Cloncurry Cloncurry 0 0.0 Barkly Highway (National Route A2) west - Mount Isa /
east - Cloncurry, Hughenden, Winton
Southern end of Burke Developmental Road. National Route 83 continues west concurrent with Barkly Highway.
Four Ways 180 110 Wills Developmental Road - south-east - Julia Creek Southern concurrency terminus with Wills Developmental Road
181 112 Wills Developmental Road - north-west - Gregory Northern concurrency terminus with Wills Developmental Road
Flinders River 318 198 Bridge
Carpentaria Normanton 373 232 Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1) south-east - Croydon Southern concurrency terminus with National Route 1
375 233 Savannah Way (National Route 1) - south-west - Carpentaria[5], Burketown Northern concurrency terminus with National Route 1
Norman River 381 237 EB Whyte Bridge[6] - National Route 83 terminates here. Burke Developmental Road continues as State Route 27.
Carpentaria Howitt 410 250 Karumba Road - west - Karumba See map of Howitt[7]
Gilbert River 483 300 Lily and Jubilee Slattery Bridge[3]
Middle Creek 546 339 Bridge
Staaten River 569 354 Bridge
Carpentaria Maramie 640 400 Dunbar Kowanyama Road - north-west - Kowanyama See map of Maramie[8]
Lynd River 764 475 Bridge
Walsh River 820 510 Bridge
Walsh River 908 564 Bridge
Mareeba Petford 1,003 623 Herberton-Petford Road - south-east - Herberton See map of Petford[9]
Emu Creek 1,005 624 Bridge
Mareeba Dimbulah 1,035 643 Mareeba Dimbulah Road - east - Mareeba Northern end of Burke Developmental Road (Dimbulah town centre).
State Route 27 continues east to Mareeba as Mareeba Dimbulah Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=169488&cmd=sp
  2. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  3. ^ a b "Bridge named in honour of Indigenous leaders". ABC News Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  4. ^ "North-west Qld shares in road funds". ABC Western Queensland. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  5. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Carpentaria, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Norman River Bridge". Carpentaria Shire Council. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  7. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Howitt, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Maramie, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Petford, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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