Transformative Hervey Bay road project now underway

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A new east-west road connection through Hervey Bay will improve accessibility and ease congestion for residents and visitors.

The Australian Government is contributing $7.7 million to the project to connect Urraween and Boundary Roads, as part of the Hinkler Regional Deal.

The Queensland Government is also contributing $3.1 million through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme, and Fraser Coast Regional Council is contributing $15.7 million.

Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, Nola Marino, said the Hinkler Regional Deal is delivering crucial infrastructure for the region.

“The progress of the deal demonstrates the value of governments working together,” Ms Marino said.

“This project is being delivered in partnership with Fraser Coast Regional Council who have made a significant contribution to a range of projects through the Hinkler Regional Deal.”

Member for Hervey Bay, Adrian Tantari, said the Queensland Government was committed to ensuring Hervey Bay continued to rebound back stronger after COVID-19 by contributing over $3 million to this road upgrade through the state’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme.

“This commitment ensures Hervey Bay’s roads keep pace with our city’s growth,” Mr Tantari said.

Fraser Coast Regional Councillor, Denis Chapman, said the Boundary Road extension would provide alternative and improved access to the Hervey Bay city centre, major shopping centres, tourist destinations and the medical precinct.

Read more at Infrastructure Magazine.