Work on a 9.2km stretch of the Peninsula Developmental Rd from Myall Creek to Rio Boundary will kick off soon after a contract was awarded to Weipa-based North Queensland Civil Engineering Contracting.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the sealing project, part of the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package, was an important step towards improving safety and connectivity for local communities, freight operators and tourists in the Cape York region.
“The Cape York Region Package is in its fourth year of delivery with more than 130km of road sealing delivered along the Peninsula Developmental Rd, with four more projects scheduled to start this dry season,” Mr Chester said.
The Myall Creek to Rio Boundary project is scheduled for completion in late-2017 weather permitting. The Australian Government is committed to providing up to $208.4 million, and the Queensland Government $52.1 million, toward the $260.5 million Cape York Region Package.
For further information on the project visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/C/Cape-York-Region-Package-Peninsula-Developmental-Road