Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Burnett Highway & D'Aguilar Highway (National Route 17) (Decommissioned)


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National Route 17 was a rural route linking Rockhampton with Ipswich, west of Brisbane. The route serviced rich agricultural districts and crosses the Great Dividing Range near Mt Morgan and Wivenhoe Dam near Esk.

National Route 17 has been only partially decommissioned, with a section still in service between Blacksoil and Yarraman.

The Brisbane Valley Highway gains its name from passing through the Brisbane Valley. The Brisbane Valley is named appropriately as it provides the greater catchment for the Brisbane River. The Burnett Hwy takes its name from the Burnett River of which it generally follows for a significant length. The highway also passes through the North and South Burnett regions, which are also named after the river. The name Burnett originates from surveyor James Burnett who established the survey department in Brisbane in 1844.

Multiplexes along the route include:


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RD sign at Dululu, 2004.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Click here for the active NR17 section between Blacksoil and Yarraman

1 Transport & Main Roads, Queensland state-controlled roads and region maps, Wide Bay/Burnett Region: front
2 Sam Laybutt (OzRoads)

Last updated: 09-May-2019 17:02

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