Infrastructure Upgrade Begins For Port Of Mackay

Infrastructure Upgrade Begins For Port Of Mackay

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt

Queensland Minister for Ports Mark Bailey

Local Firm Secures Accelerated Project For Port Of Mackay

Victor P Taffa

A $2.3 Million investment in the Port of Mackay is underway with local contractors EPOCA Constructions starting work on a major infrastructure upgrade.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the latest aspect of this program of works will deliver a $1.9 Million upgrade of the port’s Harbour Road East intersection and construction of a new 1.9 ha laydown area.

“This is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerated Works Program and is delivering much-needed jobs and investment in Mackay and the local economy.” Treasurer Pitt said.

 

“Infrastructure investments such as the Harbour Road East upgrade are about improving efficiency and attracting new customers to help support the economic development of Queensland and the Mackay region.”

Ports Minister Mark Bailey said upgrading the Port of Mackay will help improve transport efficiency and help promote jobs.

“Locals can expect to see up to 26 people employed on site through to the end of September when works are scheduled to finish.” Mr. Bailey said.

“This program of works will support trade growth for the next 25 years.”

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Stewart-Harris welcomed the investment.

“In addition to the $1.9 Million Accelerated Works package, NQBP has committed a further $400,000 for stormwater drainage on Presto Avenue and the completion of roadworks at Spiller Avenue.” Mr. Stewart-Harris said.

EPOCA Constructions Project Manager James Vazquez welcomed North Queensland Bulk Ports’ award of the construction contract.

 

QLD Minister for Ports Mark Bailey

QLD Minister for Ports Mark Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As a local company of more than 40 years’ standing employing local people, we have a big stake in the ongoing development of the Port of Mackay.” Mr. Vazquez said.

New energy-efficient LED street lighting will also be installed to improve safety and visibility at the intersection.