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EPOCA wins $2.3m contract for upgrade works on the Port of Mackay


Posted by Monica Gameng

Local contracting firm, EPOCA Constructions has been awarded the $2.3 million contract for works on a major infrastructure upgrade in the Port of Mackay at North Queensland.

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

Port_Habrour.jpgSource: 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

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.