THE Mackay Ring Road is just one of the dozens of major projects in the works across the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions this financial year.
Here is the list of the top 42 to get excited about:
1. Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1) – touted as the biggest government funded infrastructure project in Mackay’s history
Stage one of the project is 11.3km of new road north of the city to divert heavy vehicles from the city centre. There is $497.8m total spend to construct the new two-lane Mackay Ring Road, due for completion in July 2020. The ring road is being funded by the State and Federal governments.
2. Whitsunday Airport upgrade
About $15 million has been set aside to help deliver the $40 million Whitsunday Airport upgrade, including remediation of the existing runway and upgrade of the domestic terminal.
3. Magpies 10-year Master Plan
Magpies Sporting Club is investing heavily in the new NPL team Magpies Crusaders United with the launch of a $10 million master plan to create five new sporting fields, one with lighting and associated infrastructure, including a new clubhouse.
4. Mackay Netball Courts
Work will begin later this year on the Mackay Netball courts upgrade. The club has had an explosion in membership numbers and the new plan is to double the number of courts available to 16. The upgrade will also put the club in contention to hold State and National competitions.
5. Mackay Sport Precinct
The proposed $72 million Mackay Regional Sports Precinct, of which stages 1A and 1B ($20m worth) are now under development at the CQUniversity Mackay campus in Ooralea, is supported by the Mackay, Isaac and…
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