JRT Civil Director Jason Thomasson, Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, Mayor Bill Ludwig and Department of State Development Regional Director Richard Austin turn the sod on Stage Two of Panorama Drive, which will link Adelaide Park Rd to Farnborough Rd.  Photo: Contributed
JRT Civil Director Jason Thomasson, Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, Mayor Bill Ludwig and Department of State Development Regional Director Richard Austin turn the sod on Stage Two of Panorama Drive, which will link Adelaide Park Rd to Farnborough Rd. Photo: Contributed

Halfway mark for Panorama Drive earthworks

EARTHWORK projects at Panorama Drive have now reached the halfway point after construction started in July.

The project has been jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Livingstone Shire Council with each party contributing $15 million to the overall project.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said Panorama Drive was one of the most important links in the Shire's strategic road network.

He was joined by Keppel MP Brittany Lauga in inspecting the site today.

Cr Ludwig said once all stages were fully completed, Panorama Drive would provide a strategic transport link to service the Capricorn Coast's northern growth corridor as well as a critical alternate evacuation and supply route during natural disasters.

He said it would also play a key role in addressing traffic congestion on Anzac Parade, which will both enhance the current foreshore revitalisation and make it a more "pedestrian friendly precinct”.

"I recognise and thank the Queensland Government for their $15 million financial contribution and sharing council's vision for the development and growth of our community on the Capricorn Coast,” Cr Ludwig said.

Works are expected to be completed on Panorama Drive during August 2017, with a final completion date to be determined following the 2016-17 wet season.



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