GRACEMERE'S $50m overpass could be the road to busier, and more successful, times for Wendy Houston.

The real estate agent and Gracemere resident of 10 years was one of many locals who took the opportunity to walk across the new overpass at its grand opening on Friday.

Soon after official proceedings wound up a convoy of trucks, tooting their horns, made the short journey across the bridge that many see as central to opening future opportunities in the town, west of Rockhampton.

Ms Houston was impressed.

"I'm so glad it has finally happened," she said.

 

NEW DIRECTION: Glenda Hinton and Wendy Houston are among the first to walk over the new Gracemere overpass during the official opening.
NEW DIRECTION: Glenda Hinton and Wendy Houston are among the first to walk over the new Gracemere overpass during the official opening. Sharyn Oneill

She said freeing up industrial land in the area would enable massive growth for the community.

 

Ms Houston and the team at Central Queensland Properties are ready to accommodate this.

"We have had steady sales; it's been a bit slower this year I think because of the amount of rain we have had," she said.

Ms Houston said Gracemere had also benefited from having its own major shopping centre.

On the job:

  • Major tenants already locked in for the Gracemere Industrial Area include:
  • The Melbourne-based Gibb Group has secured a 25ha site at the entrance to the overpass for a major industrial hub.
  • The Kele Property Group is behind LINK Gracemere, a development estimated to be worth $18m by the time of its completion.


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