25 Jan 2018

Repair works to the Port of Mackay’s Southern Breakwater are set to begin from the week of 29 January 2018.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) General Manager Engineering and Development Rochelle Macdonald said contracts for repair works on all three breakwaters at the Port are now finalised.

“Local Mackay business CJD Investments (NQ) Pty Ltd are the contractors for the Southern Breakwater repair works and we look forward to this important work getting underway,” Dr Macdonald said.

“MGN Civil Pty Ltd will also undertake works on the Middle and Northern breakwaters scheduled to begin in February.”

The repair works across all breakwaters will require approximately 80,000 – 90,000 tonnes of rock.

These rocks will be sourced locally from quarries at Mt Bassett and Blue Mountain.

NQBP aims to have the repairs completed by the end of 2018.

“We know how much the breakwater means to the people of Mackay. It’s where so many people come to enjoy a walk, cycle or drive and take in the magnificent views,” Dr Macdonald said.

“That’s why NQBP has ensured the Southern Breakwater can remain open to pedestrians and cyclists during the repairs.

“There may be times access will need to be fully restricted for safety reasons. However, public access for pedestrians and cyclists is a priority.

“Please be reassured that there is no question about the current safety of the breakwater, however repairs are essential to ensure its integrity for future cyclone seasons.

“We thank you for your patience and understanding while we carry out the repairs.”

If you have any queries, please call the NQBP information line on 1300 129 255 or email communications@nqbp.com.au.

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ENDS

North Queensland Bulk Ports contact:
Emilie Pershouse | Regional Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
07 4969 0773 | epershouse@nqbp.com.au