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Updated 2.22 pm
A new port access road in Bunbury in central Queensland will allow drivers from Brisbane to use the port on a day-to-day basis.
Premier Campbell Newman says he’s optimistic construction will commence soon.
Mr Newman said he met with Queensland Ports Authority president Paul Williams on Tuesday in Newcastle, following a presentation made by the authority at yesterday’s state of the road meeting.
He said he wanted Port Brisbane staff to be confident the road would not interfere with access to the port.
Mr Newman said that although there were concerns around traffic flows from the port in the immediate vicinity, he would not want to create unnecessary traffic.
“There has been very very little congestion at the terminal,” he said.
“But it’s a critical link in the Brisbane-Manuka triangle.
“People who are trying to visit the Port of Brisbane in the morning can use it the rest of the day, not the day they have to be at the terminal.”
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New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell says the state’s Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Richard Wynne, is already reviewing a number of existing roads and footbridges to ensure they meet the new access road needs.
“Queensland Government is currently consulting the Port of Brisbane and New South Wales Government on a new, faster and more reliable route to Port Campbell to the Newcastle port,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“The Queensland Government has been very supportive of this decision, which means now the Port of Brisbane and NSW Government must develop the new new access road and provide its approval on this new route in conjunction with the Queensland Government.
“I know the Port of Brisbane and New South Wales Government has committed to this project and we will continue to work closely with them.”
New South Wales Government says its own port access road already being constructed
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“The Queensland Government and the New South Wales Government are both well aware of what’s actually in the planning, which is that Mr Wynne will ensure it goes ahead,” Mr Mullighan said.
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