According to Treasurer Curtis Pit, EPOCA will deliver a $1.9 million upgrade works on the Harbour Road East’s intersection as well as construction on a 1.9 hectare laydown area.
“This is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerated Work Program and is delivering much-needed jobs and investment in Mackay and the local economy.
"Infrastructure investment such as the Harbour Road East upgrade are about improving efficiency and attracting new customers to help support the economic development of Queensland and the Mackay region,” said Treasurer Curtis Pit
Source: Mackay Regional Council
Ports Minister Mark Bailey said that the upgrade on the Ports of Mackay will help in improving the efficiency of transport in the area as well as promote jobs. According to Minister Bailey, locals will be able to see at least 26 people getting employed by the scheduled completion of works at the end of September. He also said that the Harbour Road East upgrade will “support trade growth for the next 25 years”.
Jeff Stewart-Harris, North Queensland Bulk Ports’ (NQBP) acting Chief Executive Officer welcomes this investment. Mr Stewart-Harris said that aside from the $1.9 million investment for the Accelerated Works package, NQBP has also committed $400,000 for works on a stormwater drainage on Presto Avenue and the completion of road works at Spiller Avenue.
Aside from the Accelerated Works package, drainage and road works, new energy-efficient LED street lights will also be installed to help improve the safety and visibility on the Harbour Road East intersection.
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Source: Queensland Government