The new bridge over the Fitzroy River has now officially opened. The $12.5 million structure at Riverslea is the third road upgrade delivered as part of the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the bridge project will help support water security and the economy in central Queensland.
“The Rookwood Weir is a great example of the Australian Government delivering the water infrastructure that will form the National Water Grid,
our $3.5 billion investment to secure Australia’s water future,” McCormack said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Steven Miles said the project will provide employment for the region.
“The completion of the bridge is yet another milestone for a project that is supporting 200 jobs for Queenslanders – 140 of which are going to local workers,” the Deputy Premier said.
“Rookwood Weir is transformational water infrastructure that will underpin agricultural growth and supply industrial and urban water in Central Queensland.”
The works also included the construction of 300 metres of new road connecting roads to the bridge, as well as passing bays at both ends.
The Rookwood Weir project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, which are each contributing $183.6 million.