THE Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester was in Mackay on Thursday to inspect work on the upgrade to Glenella Road between the Sugarshed Rd roundabout and Magpies Sporting Club.
Member for Dawson George Christensen and Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson joined the minister to inspect the roadworks.
Mr Chester said the government had contributed over $2.52 million toward this project, under the Roads to Recovery program, which gives councils funds to upgrade and repair local roads.
“The Glenella Road upgrade near Jane’s Creek will involve resurfacing of the road and pavement rehabilitation to make it less prone to damage from flooding, installing off-road bike paths, and upgrading street lighting – improving safety in the major sporting area around the Magpies Sporting Club,” Mr Chester said.
“Other major projects being delivered in the Mackay region include the $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project, with works to get under way next month.”
Member for Dawson George Christensen said he was pleased at the speed at which these upgrades have been completed, with stage one already complete.
“The rapid progress of this project means works on stage two can now get under way. We encourage motorists to be cautious while works continue on this important road upgrade,” Mr Christensen said.
Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Greg Williamson said the council was working with the Magpies Sporting Club to deliver the Glenella Rd improvements as quickly as possible.
“We have collaborated closely with Magpies Sporting Club to ensure access to the busy local sporting facilities is maintained during construction, which is taking place during the AFL, soccer and…
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