Final stage of upgrades for Macquarie Street

Published on 15 October 2020


The final stage of the Macquarie Street upgrades in the Gracemere Industrial Area (GIA) are under way and will continue to drive future growth and development opportunities in the major industrial hub.

The current stage of roadworks on Macquarie Street, between Douglas Street and Middle Road, are a continuation of the works that were completed in April this year. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the roadworks are the final stage of a project to enhance access to the area.

“The upgrades to Macquarie Street are part of the Bridges Renewal Program which is an Australian Government initiative to upgrade and replace bridges and culverts to improve access for communities and higher productivity vehicles,” Mr McCormack said.

“This project involves replacing the existing low level floodway with a new five cell culvert and associated roadworks with improved geometric and load limit standards to accommodate high productivity vehicle movements.

"By improving the road network this funding will open up more jobs, keep people safe on our roads while making key freight routes more efficient, delivering long-term benefits to drivers, businesses and the local community.”

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said it is fantastic to see over half a million dollars invested by the Australian Government to upgrade the high traffic Gracemere road.

“We are extremely thankful to have received $649,000 from the Australian Government as part of Round 5 of the Bridge Renewal Program,” Mayor Strelow said.

“The GIA is one of Queensland’s premier transport and logistics hubs, and brings countless benefits to our Region. 

“It is important to our community that we continue to promote the growth of this area.

“This funding will mean improved access to the GIA B-Double Route and wider State Highway Network which will support our local workers and businesses. It will also make the area even more attractive for new investment.

The $1.298 million Macquarie Street upgrade project in Gracemere is jointly funded by the Australian Government Round 5 of the Bridge Renewal Program and the Rockhampton Regional Council.

More information on the Bridges Renewal Program is available here.