The next stage of transport infrastructure works for Townsville’s Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct (LEIP) has started with local contractor BMD Constructions set to upgrade a section of the Flinders Highway intersection at Old Flinders Highway and Woodstock-Giru Road, Woodstock.
Townsville City Council Mayor, Jenny Hill said the LEIP was a home for future industries and Council was committed to ensuring roads and raw water supply were in place to meet the precinct’s operational requirements.
“These works will build on the work already completed in 2020 when the intersection was upgraded to include a 500m acceleration lane, which allows vehicles to safely accelerate and merge with highway traffic,” said Mayor Hill.
“BMD will be widening and extending the lanes to facilitate safer entry to the precinct.
“These works are necessary for the LEIP as it becomes a hub for future industries and jobs in Townsville.”
The Mayor said Lansdown is a Council-led project which will generate thousands of future jobs for the city.
“Industry has shown a lot of confidence in the project with companies like QPM, Edify, Solquartz, Origin Energy Future Fuels and North Queensland Gas Pipeline all currently allocated land at the precinct,” she said.
“Each tender awarded and completed milestone for the Lansdown project is a significant step toward achieving our goal of growing Townsville.
“Once complete it will make Townsville Northern Australia’s foremost eco-industrial precinct for advanced manufacturing, processing, technology and emerging industries.”
Works on the Flinders Highway intersection upgrade are expected to be completed early next year, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The LEIP is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government in association with Townsville City Council.
For more information visit the LEIP website.