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Community & Business

16 October, 2021

Key transport route funding welcomed

$4.2 MILLION has been announced to widen sections of one of the regions key freight routes, the Mareeba- Dimbulah Road.

By Rhys Thomas

Funding has been announced for the Mareeba-Dimbulah Road.

This news has been welcomed by horticulture group, FNQ Growers. 

Chair Joe Moro said upgrading projects that contributed to a safer, efficient and reliable transport network are always welcome. 

“Mareeba-Dimbulah Road carries a large number of heavy vehicles, many of which service the booming horticulture industry in the Dimbulah area along with cattle properties further west,” Mr Moro said.

“This road forms part of a critical freight link for the region’s produce bound for southern markets, as it connects to Ootan Road and roads south.” 

FNQ Growers is seeking more information on the parameters of the project.

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