Dec 10, 2012

Waverley Creek Rest Area upgrade complete

A major refurbishment of the Waverley Creek Rest Area on the Bruce Highway 11 kilometres south of St Lawrence has been completed in time for the start of the summer holidays.

Located at the halfway point between Mackay and Rockhampton, this is an ideal place where holiday-makers as well as regular Highway users can pull over to take a break or catch up on sleep.

In fact from mid-December it will operate as a Driver Reviver site.

As well as upgrading the facility’s toilets, lighting and road surface, the $18.5 million, fully-Federally funded upgrade also installed enough parking spaces for 14 B-double trucks.

In addition, we’ve started repairing 26 kilometres of highway at three separate locations between Granite Creek and Freshwater Creek, with this remaining element of the project on track to be completed next year.

These works are part of Federal Labor’s unprecedented $2.8 billion capital works program that’s currently being rolled out along the entire length of the Bruce Highway and which includes the construction of twenty new rest stops and the upgrade of a further nine existing ones.

Indeed, compared to the record of the former Howard Government, we’re investing more than twice as much in half the time.

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Waverley Creek Rest Area Upgrade—completed

Waverley Creek Rest Area Upgrade—completed

Waverley Creek Rest Area Upgrade

Waverley Creek Rest Area Upgrade