The Queensland government has confirmed early works for the Rockhampton Ring Roadwill continue, supporting local jobs, and emphasising both the state and federal government’s commitment to the project.
Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke says $12 million worth of works are getting underway this month.
“Despite misinformation being peddled by the LNP, the Rockhampton Ring Road has not been cut and will be going ahead, which is why these early works will continue,” Mr O’Rourke says.
“These works will be focused on relocating utilities and other preparation works, which will mean we can get on with the job faster once heavy construction gets underway.
The Federal Government recently made the decision to delay the project, which was due to start construction in January 2023, after a cost blow-out.
Mr O’Rourke says he will continue fighting to bring the start date for construction forward again.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga says the continuation of early works is good news for the Central Queensland community to have boots on the ground.
“These early works are an important part of the Rockhampton Ring Road project, and will help us get on the job faster once heavy construction starts,” Ms Lauga says.
“This will help support local jobs, and the project long term.
Early works on the Rockhampton Ring Road will start this month, and continue through until late-2023.