The Pioneer River, located within the Mackay Regional Council (QLD), will receive a revitalised riverfront precinct developed by Seaforth Civil Pty Ltd, beginning with the removal of a 115 metre-long pipeline that runs parallel to the Ron Camm Bridge.
Water and Sewerage portfolio councillor, Frank Gilbert, said contractor Seaforth Civil Pty Ltd proposed to use an amphibious excavator to remove the pipeline and associated concrete support structures to limit the amount of earthmoving required.
“The pipeline has not been used for more than 30 years since the construction of the new Ron Camm Bridge in the ’80s,” he said.
“Removing this obstacle from the river will improve safety and aesthetics and will provide water traffic access up to Dumbleton Weir.
“Ultimately this will facilitate recreational and commercial activities and encourage people to use the river and its foreshore.”
The project and related works are all part and parcel of council’s overall vision to revitalise the area and encourage further public use of the Pioneer River and its foreshore.