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Former MP to have road renamed after him

Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten with some photographs from early in his career, from the archives of The Morning Bulletin. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten with some photographs from early in his career, from the archives of The Morning Bulletin. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK081211srob1

FORMER Member of Parliament Robert Schwarten will have a road near the new Gracemere overpass named after him.

Gracemere Industrial Access project, project manager Charlie Lloyd-Jones watches on as work progesses on the overpass.Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin.
Gracemere Industrial Access project, project manager Charlie Lloyd-Jones watches on as work progesses on the overpass.Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin. Chris Ison

 

Rockhampton Regional Council voted for the change at a council meeting today.

The council then tweeted the decision, saying the section of road to be named Robert Schwarten Rd will be between Malchi Nine Mile to Boongary Rd.

ROK-overpass1 Concept drawing of the Gracemere industrial precinct overpass.
ROK-overpass1 Concept drawing of the Gracemere industrial precinct overpass.

Mr Schwarten, who retired at this year's State Government election, was the Labor Party Member for Rockhampton for over 20 years.

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