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



The 'Boy from Gladstone' returns with his latest show

premium_icon The 'Boy from Gladstone' returns with his latest show

'I'm so looking forward to showing Gladstone my new show.'

'Responsibility to ourselves': Recent crashes prompt warning

premium_icon 'Responsibility to ourselves': Recent crashes prompt warning

THURSDAY was a horrific day on Gladstone Region's roads.

Friends, food and funds: Free financial advice for women

premium_icon Friends, food and funds: Free financial advice for women

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