Andrew Schutt from Gedsu Earthmoving works on the bike path for the North Rockhampton Special School on Friday.
Andrew Schutt from Gedsu Earthmoving works on the bike path for the North Rockhampton Special School on Friday. Chris Ison

Bike path dream soon to be reality

THANKS to more than half a dozen Rockhampton businesses, the dream of a bike path for North Rockhampton Special School is becoming a reality.

And the likes of Gedsu Earthmoving employee Andrew Schutt are doing their bit, with the local businesses starting work on the project on Friday.

Gedsu Earthmoving Robert Halberstater said it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

"My son has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome so we're not immune to knowing about kids with disabilities and they do great work there, so when you put all of those things together you couldn't go past getting involved," Robert said.

"If there's ever a school that needed it, it's them."

The bike path, which is being constructed at the back of the school around their oval, is a huge dream for the school's pupils.

There are about 100 students, some who are barely able to walk but can ride a bike.

Businesses involved in the bike path project include Queensland Road Earthmoving and Civil Construction (QRECC), Gedsu Earthmoving Linbridge Builders, Fitzroy Turf, Rocky PC, Rocky's Own Transport and Licorice Property.

Cr Graeme Brady and nursery owner Neil Fisher also chipped in as part of the project which involves laying 400 metres of bitumen, asphalt and concrete.



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