25 Feb 2020

The Port of Mackay’s second access way, Gudyara Road, is opened to the public from today, 25 February 2020.

The 500-metre road, extending from Edmund Casey Drive to Slade Point Road, will improve port operational efficiencies, provide a second link to the port and create future land development opportunities.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said the works were completed on schedule, allowing for future planning to begin.

“The Port of Mackay is a gateway to central Queensland,” Mr Fertin said.

“Investments such as these are important to pursuing and facilitating future trade and connecting the port’s supply chain to key road infrastructure.”

Mr Fertin said one of the highlights of the project was the employment opportunities provided to the local workforce.

“The $2.9 million construction of Gudyara Road, carried out by Queensland contractor Shadforth, supported 15 local subcontractors and 76 local jobs during the project,” he said.

Another project highlight is the use of local indigenous language to name the road.

The decision to use an indigenous road name acknowledges the Port of Mackay is in the Traditional land and sea country of the Yuwi People and supports the recognition and revival of Yuwi language.

Mr Fertin wished to thank the community for their patience during the road works.

“The community response to the construction of Gudyara Road has been very positive,” Mr Fertin said.

“We hope the community enjoys the easier access to North Wall beach as a result.

“The speed limit on Gudyara Road will be 50 km/hr. For everyone’s safety please take care when navigating the new intersections and follow all road signage.

Project facts:

  • $2.9 million
  • 500 metre road
  • 15 local subcontractors
  • 76 local jobs
  • 18 street lights
  • 1.5km electrical cables
  • 8,000m3 soil moved
  • Indigenous naming: Gudyara Road or “Sea” Road in Yuwi language

Read more about the Gudyara Road project.

NQBP Contact

Emilie Power | Community Relations Advisor
07 4969 0773 | epower@nqbp.com.au