1st July 2018
Local subcontractors and FKG Group staff are on the roads in the Isaac Region helping to repair damage caused by severe weather events.
The work commissioned by the Isaac Regional Council follows severe weather events including floods and Cyclone Debbie that damaged 85 per cent of the region’s road network.
Some 706 kilometres across 4,457 sites will undergo restoration through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
The $40 million project includes the restoration of unsealed roads, including formation grading and gravel replacement, as well as the reconstruction of sealed roads and drainage structures.
The FKG Group engaged local subcontractors to undertake the work, which is expected to be completed by February 2019, weather permitting.
The works will cover Carmila, Clairview, Clarke Creek, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Flaggy Rock, Glenden, Greenhill, Ilbilbie, Kilcummin, Middlemount, Mackenzie Creek, Moranbah, Nebo, St Lawrence and Valkyrie.
FKG Group’s Brad Gardner, Area Manager, Mackay and Townsville, said the focus on local employment reflected the company’s commitment to supporting the community.
Local subcontractors have been engaged for the project creating 72 direct jobs, in addition to local quarrying and transporting.
“Local subcontractors have the experience in the area and we are very keen to tap into their local knowledge to successfully complete such a wide scope of works,” he said.
“The FKG Group has been part of the Isaac, Mackay and Whitsunday community since 2008, and having worked on previous NDRRA projects, we are confident of getting the job done on time and on budget.”
Previous works by the FKG Group in the Isaac region include the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project, which similar to the road project sourced local contractors for the construction of a new Refuse Transfer Station and other works.
“With an estimated 205 roads in Isaac affected by weather damage, FKG Group and our local team will be working hard to get the region’s infrastructure back on track as quickly and as efficiently as possible,” Mr Gardner added.