Local company Simon Contractors has been awarded the contract to raise New St in Emerald in a $1.6 million flood mitigation project.
Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes said the council had a strong desire to use regional resources on projects and was delighted another large project has been kept local.
“This job went out to a public tender and I was pleased that a local business presented a competitive price and was able to demonstrate capability,” Cr Hayes said.
“The total value of the work is $1.6 million—Simon Contractors was awarded $850,000 for the road raising component.
“The Queensland Government committed $800,000 from its regional infrastructure fund and council provided $800,000.”
Relocation of essential services has been under way over the last two months in preparation for the main road work.
“This next phase of work is scheduled to commence towards the end of July and be completed by the end of October, weather permitting,” Cr Hayes said.
More information about raising New St and the other flood mitigation projects for Emerald is available at www.myfloodinfo.com.au