Major Amendment Gives Confidence to Buyers in the GIA

Since the Major Amendment to the Fitzroy Shire Planning Scheme 2005 came into effect on August 19, there has been a noticeable increase in interest and sales in the Gracemere Industrial Area. Lot  3 Somerset Road in the Gateway Industrial Estate sold at auction to a local buyer. This is one of the last remaining … Continue reading Major Amendment Gives Confidence to Buyers in the GIA

Are you wondering what is happening on the Corner of Somerset Road and Macquarie Street this week ?

Workers are on site near the Somerset-Macquarie intersection this week. Connection of the 200 mm diameter water main extension to the existing water supply network will be commissioned tomorrow (Wednesday 28th August). The water main extension runs along Somerset Road from Macquarie Street to the new overpass. This project is now 95% complete and the … Continue reading Are you wondering what is happening on the Corner of Somerset Road and Macquarie Street this week ?

Hall Road / Capricorn Highway Access Upgrade

A major upgrade to Hall Road that will provide safe access and entry onto the Capricorn Highway is well underway. Hall Road services a number of properties between the new overpass and east towards the Gracemere Saleyards (Central Queensland Livestock Exchange). The old access was situated almost on the crest of the highway and on … Continue reading Hall Road / Capricorn Highway Access Upgrade

Gracemere Industrial Area fared well during extreme weather

The Gracemere Industrial Area largely escaped any damage from the heavy rainfall and flooding caused by ex-cyclone Oswald as it passed over Central Queensland between the 23rd and 28th of January. During this time rainfall of 770 mm (nearly 31 inches) was recorded in the vicinity of the Gracemere Saleyards. Heavy rains continued from Wednesday … Continue reading Gracemere Industrial Area fared well during extreme weather

Great incentive for expansion in the GIA

India's Adani Group confirmed this week that their major Carmichael coal mine project will start to take shape now that the exploration of the Galilee basin is complete. The venture will create 4,000 long-term jobs through construction of the mine, rail and port infrastructure. Adani's announcement that they will spend a total of $10 billion … Continue reading Great incentive for expansion in the GIA

Somerset Road Rail Line – Track Side Safety for Train Crews

Work has now been completed along the track-side of the rail line at Somerset Road from close to the Somerset Road Rail Crossing along to Macquarie Street and further east. Approximately 1.4 kms of non-slip walkway grating has been laid at the Gracemere location. QR National will install more than 80 kilometers of the safe … Continue reading Somerset Road Rail Line – Track Side Safety for Train Crews

Work continues around the Gracemere overpass

The Overpass is keeping within construction time-frames thanks to a prolonged dry period over the winter and heading into the hot summer months.  Completion is still on target for late February. These photos show QR National passing under the overpass heading west and the overpass as seen travelling east towards Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway. Work … Continue reading Work continues around the Gracemere overpass

Amazing Volume of Business in the eastern end of the GIA

A recent survey showed the gross turnover of businesses established in the GIA was in excess of $385 million  for the financial year ending 30 June 2012.  Employee numbers had increased 52% since the last survey carried out in March of 2012. If the Major Amendment to the Fitzroy Shire Plan is adopted, the Rockhampton … Continue reading Amazing Volume of Business in the eastern end of the GIA