Both the Australian and Queensland Governments, through several programs, are making significant contributions to the upgrade of regional roads and rail lines in Queensland with a primary focus on getting products to national and international markets quickly and efficiently.
In an effort to move agricultural products onto rail, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has invested in the development of approximately 80 cattle transport ‘containers’ that can be put onto flatbed rail wagons.
The replacement of five bridges which is underway on the Dawson Highway between Biloela and Gladstone will allow current weight restrictions to be removed enabling b-doubles and road trains shorter and faster access to Gladstone, thereby increasing agricultural freight efficiency and reducing costs.
The Gladstone Port Access Road Extension is a project listed under Infrastructure Australia projects.
This extension will provide for safe and efficient b-treble access into the Port Central precinct of the Port of Gladstone.
The Federal Opposition made a commitment in February 2018 to provide $100 million to fully fund the construction of this vital intermodal link.
COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE
TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF
GLADSTONE PORT ACCESS ROAD EXTENSION
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS INVESTMENT IN APPROXIMATELY
CATTLE TRANSPORT CONTAINERS FOR FLATBED RAIL WAGONS