Infrastructure crews and contractors are putting in the hard yards to improve the infrastructure network for people to walk, drive and ride in the Central Highlands.
The long list of works underway presented to councillors this week was welcomed and received positive feedback.
Central Highlands’ General Manager Infrastructure and Utilities Gerhard Joubert said the list of projects showcased the wide variety of projects council and contractors are out and about working on every day.
‘From gravel road maintenance, new bitumen seals, road rehabilitation, kerb and channel replacement and upgrades to bridges and flood-ways in and out of towns; it’s all there,’ he said.
‘And, then there’s the cycle and footpath construction.
‘Moreover, we shouldn’t discount that crews and machinery spread throughout a region just shy of the size of Tasmania; from gravel roads in rural areas to access roads in our tourist hotspots like Carnarvon Gorge – the works contribute to improve our road network for people in the region,’ he said.
Councillors were advised that rehabilitation works on Fairbairn Dam Road are almost complete and bridge upgrades at Rewan and Ingellara crossings on the road to Carnarvon National Park are continuing.
In the north, road rehabilitation is complete in three locations at Hibernia, Fairhill Road and Walsh Street. Works on Retro Corry Road are underway.
Buckland Road near Springsure is receiving a gravel overlay and bitumen seal, and upgrades on Mungabunda Road at Bauhinia are commencing soon.
A further six roads have received new layers of gravel, including: Burkan, Coreen and Palmgrove Road in the east and Springtoon, Wyntoon and Kilmore Road in the south. Works at Fairview Road, Gemfields, are underway and Fairfield and Mapala Road are commencing soon.
Roadside kerb and channel replacement works are commencing soon in five locations in Blackwater and Duaringa and works at Campbell Ford Drive in Emerald have been awarded to a local contractor.
People in Emerald can look forward to upgraded cycle paths, and footpath upgrades are complete in seven locations in Blackwater, Dingo and Springsure, with two more locations in Blackwater and three in Springsure commencing soon.