North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has appointed Queensland-based construction company Shadforth for a $2.9 million road project to create a secondary access for the Port of Mackay.
NQBP chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said work to extend the road from Edmund Casey Drive to Slade Point Road was starting this month and was expected to be completed by early 2020.
“Extending the road by 500m along existing port property will unlock developable land,” Mr Fertin said.
“These works will also improve the safe and efficient operations of the port. It will provide a secondary emergency access route and minimise interaction between port and public traffic along Spiller Avenue.”
Shadforth Civil will use five to 10 Mackay-based subcontractors supporting up to 80 jobs during the project.
Mr Fertin said NQBP will keep the community informed about the project’s progress.