Thursday, February 1, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


The final piece of the new Pioneer River floating pontoon – a 40 metre gangway – will be lifted into place next week.

The new pontoon, at the end of Brisbane Street near the Bluewater Quay, is part of the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area’s (PDA) Riverside Revitalisation project.

Contractor SMC Marine has already installed the piers and pontoon and the gangway will be delivered to site and assembled on Monday and Tuesday (February 5 and 6) before being installed on Thursday (February 8), weather permitting.

There will be cranes and machinery in place to facilitate the assembly and installation of the gangway.

Contractors will temporarily close off some sections of Bluewater Quay and River Street, between Brisbane and Carlyle streets, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, for safety reasons, and traffic management will be in place to facilitate the work.

Residents and businesses on River Street, between Brisbane and Carlyle streets, are asked to enter and exit River Street via Carlyle Street only during the road closures.

All vehicles and pedestrians are also asked to follow all traffic control instructions for the duration of the works.

The Brisbane Street fishing pier is currently closed to the public while the installation takes place. It will reopen in mid-February.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday, from 6am to 6pm.

Some noise disruptions are expected due to the various plant and equipment onsite, however, appropriate controls will be put in place to minimise impacts.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Mackay Regional Council.

For more information contact Community Engagement on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

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