Consultation on additional route for Walkerston traffic diversion

By: Jason Whittaker


The Queensland Government is to consult with the public on ways to reduce mine-related traffic through Walkerston. As part of stage

The Queensland Government is to consult with the public on ways to reduce mine-related traffic through Walkerston.

As part of stage two of the consultation process, the Government had presented four options for comment, with the majority of submissions calling for a preference towards a modified route for vehicles coming and going from a nearby mine.

Minister for Main Roads Warren Pitt says he will meet with key stakeholders who will be directly affected by the proposed alternative route, the outcome of which will be announced in June.

"More than 450 submissions were received on the four alternatives, which were open for comment to the public from October to November last year," Pitt says.

"Main Roads has listened closely to this feedback and we will propose an additional route to be investigated based on maximising the use of existing road corridors."

Pitt says the Government will continue to work closely with the township to develop the best option for the Walkerston community and road users.

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