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Smooth ride for Bay drivers as $22m Kawungan Way opens

Cr Trevor McDonald,  group manager of infrastructure delivery Davendra Naidu and Mayor Gerard O’Connell at the corner of Doolong Rd and Kawungan Way for the opening.
Cr Trevor McDonald, group manager of infrastructure delivery Davendra Naidu and Mayor Gerard O’Connell at the corner of Doolong Rd and Kawungan Way for the opening. Alistair Brightman

IT'S been like Christmas for Hervey Bay motorists during the past few days, with several strips of smooth new bitumen opening to drivers.

The latest to open was the $22 million Kawungan Way, which snakes through open fields from Main St in Pialba to Samarai Dr and Doolong South Rd in Wondunna.

The works were part of the Building Better Regional Cities Program - a project to link medical, retail, housing and education precincts to the Hervey Bay CBD.

Fraser Coast Regional Council group manager for infrastructure delivery Davendra Naidu said the team had worked hard to get the road open.

"We had some service issues but we've overcome that - it's a good outcome," he said.

"This new road coming in now is going to provide the infrastructure for other developments - it's all about growing Hervey Bay."

Councillor for infrastructure and planning Trevor McDonald said the road was a result of good planning.

"This wasn't a 'will we or won't we?'- it was a 'we have to'," he said.

Cr McDonald suggested future improvements were also on the cards.

"Watch this space- there's more to come," he said.

THE MATERIALS

  • 5100 truckloads of general earthworks
  • 2700 truckloads of road pavement
  • 3920m of stormwater pipes
  • 9625m of electrical cable
  • 7040m fencing
  • 100 tonnes of reinforcing steel

Topics:  infrastructure roads



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