Dec 28, 2016

From bush road to bitumen

From bush road to bitumen

Sealing works have now finished on the Musgrave and Little Laura to Fairview Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) projects..

The PDR was the backbone of the Cape York road network, said Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester,

“These works are connecting remote Cape York communities while creating greater economic, training and employment opportunities for local workers, businesses, suppliers and training providers,” Mr Chester said.

“This investment will see up to 280 direct jobs supported over the life of these four sealing projects, a great outcome for the local community.”

The project had created a range of employment opportunities for residents, said Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch noted the number of milestones met on the project.

“The Cape York Region Package is in its third year of delivery with close to 100km of the PDR having been newly sealed through this program,” Mr Entsch said.

“Sealing works of the 22km Coen South and the 13km Archer to Wolverton projects are scheduled to continue this week. These two projects are expected to be completed by mid-2017, weather permitting.

“I am looking forward to the completion of the entire Cape York Region Package in mid-2019.”

The $260.5 million Cape York Region Package is jointly funded, with the Australian Government providing $208.4 million and the Queensland Government providing $52.1 million.

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