News

Bridge over the Burrum River would be built in two stages

A PROPOSED bridge over the Burrum River, expected to cost $30 million, would be built in two stages.

There are calls to establish a review committee for the project.

Hinkler Bridge Steering Committee secretary Doug Waters said the bridge could be built in two stages.

Stage one would involve building the bridge and about 8km of new road.

The road would then connect to Buxton Rd which runs to Childers.

The second stage would involve connecting about 15km of new road to the existing Woodgate Rd.

Mr Waters said the bridge would run beside the township of Buxton.

Former Federal Member for Hinkler Paul Neville proposed the idea to the Coalition twice previously.

"I think the whole Wide Bay region from Gympie to Agnes Waters would benefit from a coastal highway," he said.

"It would strengthen the commercial ties between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay."

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell was trying to organise a meeting of all levels of government to discuss the project.

Cr O'Connell said he'd welcome Mr Neville's input.

"He's very well connected," he said.

"He knows the area well and it's a project that's probably closest to him."

Topics:  bridge, burrum river, fraser coast regional council, paul neville




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calls to reduce fire fuel after bush blaze

A Sunshine Acres fire left nearby residents stunned.

Council vote for Pialba Memorial Hall to stay put

STAYING PUT: The Pialba Memorial Hall and the Pialba Railway Station will remain in their current positions at Freedom Park after   council voted on the issue yesterday.

The unanimous vote taken by Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Youth turn out for Coast’s Careers Expo

CAREER PATH: Niamh D'Or talks with Don Bayley and Clinton Nagel from Epic Employment Assist at the Fraser Coast Careers Expo at the Brolga Theatre yesterday. See more photos on page 6.

Hundreds attended the Careers Expo at Brolga Theatre yesterday.

Latest deals and offers

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago