Ms Bligh said yesterday that “Work will begin next week on a 9 km section from Gladstone Port to the Aldoga Industrial Precinct.
“This construction phase will involve earthworks and the building of an access road to deliver a strategic infrastructure link and certainty of access for industry in the Gladstone State Development Area.”
Ms Bligh said that the 110 m wide corridor will accommodate for pipelines associated with future projects, including the Rio Tinto Yarwun Alumina Refinery expansion and the Stanwell Gladstone Water Pipeline.
Ms Bligh said that the tender was complete and civil contractor BMD Constructions were preparing to commence construction on October 11.
There are several planned projects within the Gladstone area set to benefit from the pipeline corridor, namely GLNG, QCLNG, APLNG, Shell Australia LNG, and Gladstone’s Fisherman’s Landing LNG.