The Central Queensland LNP Team has helped secure a commitment that will fund $6.7 billion worth of upgrades for the Bruce Highway.

We are upgrading the road network in Rockhampton to allow "Type 1" trucks to get to the Rockhampton meatworks, without needing to de-couple at Gracemere.

Other road upgrades we're delivering include:

  • $166 million Peak Downs Highway Safety Works project (295 jobs)
  • $136 million Yeppen Floodplain upgrade (200 jobs)
  • $428 million Mackay Ring Road (295 jobs)
  • $96.8 million over two stages to expand the Bruce Highway into four lanes through Parkhurst in North Rockhampton

After a long battle with the Labor State Government, construction on the Mackay Ring Road is finally due to begin next year. 

George Christensen and the LNP have fought long and hard for this project, and secured $448 million from the Federal Government to make it a reality. 

This project will create around 600 direct jobs once construction starts. 

The completed ring road will take heavy vehicles carrying hazardous loads off our local roads. 

  • This will improve safety for motorists, particularly on the Bruce Highway 

  • It will allow travellers to avoid 10 sets of traffic lights, from Stockroute Road to Bald Hill Road 

  • The Mackay Ring Road will include the construction of 14 new bridges 

The Gladstone Region is reliant on the iconic Gladstone Port, and Ken O'Dowd and the LNP are passionate about the Port's potential to become Australia's most important freight logistics hub.

Ken O'Dowd and the LNP are fighting for better rail access for Gladstone to the Southern states.

We have secured a preliminary study to link the Port of Gladstone to Melbourne via Inland Rail. Connecting the Port to Inland Rail will play a key role in boosting our economy and creating new opportunities for workers.

We are committed to widening Philip St in Kin Kora - making it a four-lane road between Dawson Rd and Glenlyon Rd.