|The expected route of the Rockhampton Road Train Access upgrade. |
Photo: Contributed Trinnette Stevens
The Morning Bulletin, $20-million boost for Rocky's road upgrades by Kerri-Anne Mesner
$20 Million Federal Government Funding for the Rockhampton Road Train AccessOn 24 October 2016, the Federal Government announced $20M to support Stage 2 of the Rockhampton Road Train Access.
The announcement by the Federal Government is welcome news as completion of Stage 2 of the Rockhampton Road Train Access will increase freight efficiency and improve road safety and access to Rockhampton.
Under Stage 2 of the Rockhampton Road Train Access, the roads from Gracemere to the Teys Bros Abattoir in Lakes Creek are set to be upgraded – and there is even talk of the highway between Gracemere and Rockhampton being upgraded to four lanes.
Earlier this year, Stage 1 of the Rockhampton Road Train Access received $10M in state funding under the Queensland Government's State Infrastructure Plan.
In an article published by The Morning Bulletin on 24 October 2016 ("$20-million boost for Rocky's road upgrades" by Kerri-Anne Mesner), Bill Byrne, Member for Rockhampton, stated "that he had a briefly [briefing] with the Department of Main Roads the other day which indicated the design and consultation phase of Stage 1 was near an end".
The plan for the Rockhampton Road Train Access is now becoming a reality and the Beef Capital will soon have the roads and infrastructure to support our local graziers and the beef industries.
Stage 1 is progressing nicely, Stage 2 now has funding – how long will it be until Stage 3 of the Rockhampton Road Train Access is being discussed and funded?
Contact Energy, Environment & Agribusiness Solicitor Emma Kime on (07) 4927 6333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.