The Queensland Government‘s $15 million road depot on the Sunshine Coast has officially opened.
The new road building hub on the Sunshine Coast will see more than 125 jobs based at the Bells Creek facility. This will service the Transport and Main Roads’ maintenance operations from Caboolture to Gympie and west to Blackbutt.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said Maroochydore-based company Badge Constructions carried out the multi-million build, supporting 500 jobs in the process.
“It’s part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $3.13 billion, four-year roads and transport program for the region,” Mr. Bailey said.
“We’re combining the previous depots at Jowarra Park and Kunda Park to improve response times for the region’s 1,240km network of roads.”
The purpose-built depot includes a 2690 square metre warehouse, 1170 square metre workshop and 1570 square metre office building, truck and vehicle parking areas, material storage and plant washdown facilities.
The depot also includes a covered paint recycling system for line-marking operations, solar power and rainwater reuse facilities.
The Queensland Government’s road maintenance program is employing bitumen rollers, local grader operators, steel fixers, diesel fitters, machine operators and engineers.
Construction of the new Sunshine Coast RoadTek facility was delivered in partnership by QBuild and locally based tradies.