GIA – an uncut diamond in the industrial real estate world

A recent $9.8 million sale of a 2.38 ha block of land with workshop, offices and 12,000 sqm of hardstand (not concreted but hardstand suitable for heavy machinery or truck parking) in the Mackay Industrial area of Paget certainly highlights the difference between sales of developed industrial land in Mackay versus Rockhampton and in particular the Gracemere … Continue reading GIA – an uncut diamond in the industrial real estate world

Major road works currently underway in the GIA

GIA businesses will be aware of the major work being undertaken by Council in Foster Street to seal the eastern end of Foster Street which was never captured in any Fitzroy Shire Council infrastructure budgets as until recently no businesses utilised  the eastern end of Foster Street.  This has all changed now with positive growth reflected … Continue reading Major road works currently underway in the GIA

One Man’s Misfortune is Another Man’s Gain…

........  The only trouble is there is no one out there to take the Gain   Hassall's auction yard in Somerset Road in the GIA is filled with the misfortunes of those closely linked with the mining resources sector. A quick look at the yard in Rockhampton today revealed  6 massive Drilltech and Brandrill   water drills … Continue reading One Man’s Misfortune is Another Man’s Gain…

Gracemere Industrial Area ‘Alive’ with development October 2013

A drive over the Overpass and left turn at the Somerset Connection Road will reveal there is a plenty on the go along Somerset Road and a good deal of the excitement in the GIA is because development of the  latest Gibbs Group Industrial Park is well underway as the photo below shows. The roads and  infrastructure … Continue reading Gracemere Industrial Area ‘Alive’ with development October 2013

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