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Roadworks boost for Council

In a major boost for Charters Towers Regional Council, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will partner Council to deliver significant road widening works.

Council and TMR will work together to deliver the road widening works on the Gregory Development Road.

Mayor Liz Schmidt said the partnership with TMR was a significant recognition of the skills of Council’s Roads Infrastructure workforce.

“It is pleasing to see the recommencement of Council working with TMR in delivering important roadworks within the region,” Cr Schmidt said.

“Council has been engaged to undertake survey and testing for the design of these works and has also been engaged to commence drainage upgrades in the vicinity of the Basalt River crossing, north of Charters Towers.”

To facilitate this contract work Council will form a construction team predominantly from existing staff.

However to allow for the ongoing rural roads maintenance program, Council has also engaged local contractors to perform this work.

Council has worked extensively with the local contract market in recent times with the successful delivery of the 2011-12 NDDRA works program whereby approximately $50 million worth of flood damage repairs were completed by June 2014.

Cr Schmidt said the partnership with TMR was another positive outcome for Council.

“Council is confident of the quality of work that will be delivered by our staff,” she said.

MG 26 May 2017

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