Oct 18, 2019

Intersection upgrade for Rookwood Weir work

Intersection upgrade for Rookwood Weir work

A tender package is out for a construction firm to deliver a multi-million-dollar road upgrade as part of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project.

The Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango will provide safe access for earth-moving machinery and construction vehicles travelling to the weir site.

Applications are open until November 7 and the tender is expected to be awarded to the successful building contractor in late December 2019.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga encouraged Central Queensland companies to bid for the work, which is expected to create up to 20 jobs.

“This is another important milestone for the $352 million Rookwood Weir project that will deliver jobs for the region now and for the next couple of years,” Mrs Lauga said.

“The weir will boost water security to Livingstone Shire, Rockhampton and Gladstone and help grow and diversify the region’s economy through irrigated agriculture.

“The successful candidate for the Gogango upgrade will be required to leverage local relationships and provide job opportunities for the community.

“The contractor will need to display a proven capacity to efficiently and effectively deliver projects of this type and size in the region.”

The tender package for the Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade is now available on QTenders, with work scheduled to be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting.

Bids to build the weir opened on October 2, and about 100 Central Queensland businesses have so far registered their interest to supply goods and services.

Rockhampton Regional Council already has been awarded a contract for the $7.5 million Thirsty Creek Road upgrade in preparation for the weir project, with work to start on that element next month.