Why Anna Bligh was at Gracemere
THE sod has been turned on the Gracemere Industrial Access Project by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh today.
Ms Bligh commented on how the project would improve safety on the Capricorn Highway, once completed.
The Gracemere Industrial Access Project is a $50 million project that will open up major new industrial land in Gracemere through a road and rail overpass.
Ms Bligh said the project would deliver better access from the Capricorn Highway and across the Blackwater rail corridor into industrial land west of Gracemere.
"It is designed to cater for road trains and oversize loads, such as heavy mining equipment," she said.
"After last year's summer of sorrow, infrastructure projects across the state were delayed during the recovery efforts, but not this one."
Rockhampton Regional Council, QR National and civil mining and construction representatives attended the sod turning.
Ms Bligh also responded to reporters questions about the Bruce Highway, following three accidents, including one fatal, near Mt Larcom yesterday.