The expressway is about 100km long and will have four lanes with dividers to create two lanes in each direction.
The expressway is about 100km long and will have four lanes with dividers to create two lanes in each direction.

Average Aussie family's summer holiday cost $1400 this year

THE average Australian family is expected to have spent $1400 on their main summer holiday this year, with the vast majority staying in the country.

Tourism and Transport Forum research found more than four-fifths of residents planned to stay on Australian soil over the break.

"Victorians expect to spend the most money, estimating their holiday would cost just over $1500, followed by New South Welshmen ($1470), West Australians ($1363), South Australians ($1336) and Queenslanders ($1204). Tasmanians ($902) expect to spend the least," TTF chief executive Margy Osmond said.

"While most will choose a local summery holiday, at least one in seven will travel overseas looking for a white Christmas."

- APN Newsdesk



Man banned, fined after beating dog with length of pipe

Man banned, fined after beating dog with length of pipe

The RSPCA welcomed the decision by a Gladstone magistrate.

Gladstone shines as largest cruise ship yet comes to port

Gladstone shines as largest cruise ship yet comes to port

Carnival Spirit arrived at Gladstone for the first time on Friday.

Philip St Precinct vote backed by region's Mayor

Philip St Precinct vote backed by region's Mayor

Council votes to supply project with more funds.

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