Latest progress update on the Stanage Bay road upgrade
CONCERTED lobbying by Livingstone Shire mayor Bill Ludwig resulted in a $21.6 million Federal Government commitment to fund the upgrade of Stanage Bay Road - a vital link to the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area.
It would include sealing and widening for heavy military traffic to boost safety for major exercises.
"The project establishment and pre-planning is now already underway and it is anticipated that detailed investigations and design is expected to commence in January 2020," Cr Ludwig said.
"As the commitment for this project was made post the 2019 federal budget being brought down, the exact details in relation to the commencement of construction works will be determined as part of the normal budget review process."
Capricornia MP Michelle Landry said the funding would be available from 2020-21, subject to approval of LSC's proposal, with construction anticipated to start in mid-2020, weather permitting.
"LSC is currently preparing a Project Proposal Report (PPR), which provides details such as project scope, costs, benefits and time frames for consideration by the Australian Government," Ms Landry said.