Aug 26, 2016

Start to accelerated port works program in Mackay

Start to accelerated port works program in Mackay

A $2.3 million investment in the Port of Mackay is underway with EPOCA Constructions starting work on an infrastructure upgrade.

The latest aspect of this program of works will deliver a $1.9 million upgrade of the port’s Harbour Road East intersection and construction of a new 1.9 hectare laydown area, said Treasurer Curtis Pit.

“This is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerated Works Program and is delivering much-needed jobs and investment in Mackay and the local economy,” he said.

“Infrastructure investments 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.”

Ports Minister Mark Bailey said upgrading the Port of Mackay will help improve transport efficiency and help promote jobs.

“Locals can expect to see up to 26 people employed on site through to the end of September when works are scheduled to finish,” Mr Bailey said.

“This program of works will support trade growth for the next 25 years.”

North Queensland Bulk Ports has committed a further $400,000 for stormwater drainage on Presto Avenue and the completion of roadworks at Spiller Avenue.