Rookwood Weir Project Update
CCF QLD member Civil, Mining and Construction (CMC) has started work on a $12.5 million bridge at Riverslea in the latest phase of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project.
The 260m long, 21m high Riverslea bridge is being built to replace the existing crossing, which will be inundated when the weir reaches full supply.
Construction of the Rookwood Weir on the Fitzroy River is scheduled to start by April 2021.
Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said 247 Central Queensland businesses had already registered their interest in supplying goods and services on the project’s dedicated web registry.
He said, “this is local businesses showing a real sign of confidence in our region’s future. I’d encourage any local business with the capabilities required to get on board to be part of the future jobs and growth opportunities the weir offers for industry and farmers into the future.”
An initial development application has been lodged by Sunwater with Rockhampton Regional Council for an accommodation camp to house up to 250 Rookwood Weir workers near Gogango.
A $2.2 million-dollar Capricorn Highway intersection upgrade at Gogango in preparation for the weir project and a $7.5 million upgrade at nearby Thirsty Creek Rd were completed last month.