24 Apr 2018

The Port of Mackay’s iconic Southern Breakwater is set to host the Tour De Cure launch on Friday 27 April.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Rochelle Macdonald said NQBP is proud to support the event, which helps to find a cure for cancer through research.

“We are excited to be able to host such a special event for our region on the breakwater,” Dr Macdonald said.

“The Tour De Cure will see around 120 riders start their 1,110km journey from Mackay to Cairns, and the Southern Breakwater is the perfect location for this journey to begin.

“NQBP has been working with event organisers to provide access to the breakwater for the event during current repairs.

“To allow for site preparations and hosting of the event, the breakwater will close to pedestrians and cyclists from 6am Wednesday 25 April.

“We expect that it will reopen to pedestrians and cyclists from 6pm Saturday 28 April.

“We appreciate the community’s patience while we help support this fantastic event and would encourage everyone to attend.”

Repair works on the Southern Breakwater have been under way since early 2018 and are running to schedule.

Repairs to the Northern and Middle Breakwaters within the port are also progressing well.

NQBP aims to have all the repair works completed by the end of 2018.

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

Or, visit NQBP’s Facebook page for the latest information.

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