May 2, 2012
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is working to reconstruct 88km of disaster-damaged roads in the South Burnett / Gympie region over the next few years, following 2010-2011 floods.
The work is part of “Operation Queenslander”, the largest reconstruction effort in Queensland’s history.
The works are being delivered on a number of State-controlled highways and roads across the region.
The roads to be reconstructed include:
- Kingaroy–Cooyar Road
- Chinchilla–Wondai Road
- Kingaroy–Burrandowan Road
- Wondai–Proston Road
- Murgon–Barambah Road
- Murgon–Gayndah Road
- Kilkivan–Tansey Road
- Kilcoy–Murgon Road
- Kingaroy–Barkers Creek Road
- Proston–Boondooma Road
- Boondooma Dam Road
- Gympie–Woolooga Road
- D’Aguilar Highway (Yarraman–Kingaroy)
- Burnett Highway (Nanango–Goomeri and Goomeri–Gayndah)
- Wide Bay Highway (Gympie–Goomeri)
- Bunya Highway (Dalby–Kingaroy and Kingaroy–Goomeri)
The Department says the work is scheduled to be completed by mid-2013 and will generate more than 1300 local jobs.