With all four tyres shredded from rough roads in his electorate, and a recent puncture on the Cloncurry-Dajarra road, the Member for Mount Isa, Rob Katter is pushing for sealing of several strategic roads in his electorate.
He has drawn attention to a stretch of some 30km of the Cloncurry-Dajarra Road which remains unsealed despite servicing two giant mining operations and one of the largest pastoral holdings in Australia.
Submitting a Question on Notice today in Parliament, Mr Katter asked the Minister for Roads, Hon Mark Bailey, to commit to funding to seal the portion of the road, to make year round travel available for Incitec Pivot/Phosphate Hill, the largest fertilizer mine in the Southern Hemisphere and Chinova Resources’ Osborne Mine.
“As well as these mines, there are property holders who move over 200,000 head of cattle annually along this road and there is another mine under construction.
“There’s certainly a strong case for sealing this road which would also provide all weather access to Cloncurry from the township of Dajarra.