Monthly Archives: January 2016

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CMC opens up opportunities for young FNQ workers

At 19 years of age, Tristen Bowie from Weipa is currently completing her Certificate III in Civil Construction on CMC’s Mein Deviation on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR) as part of Transport and Main Roads’ Cape York Region Package.

Miss Bowie recently featured in the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ December 2015 Cape York Region Package newsletter.  She provided a local perspective on the project and how it was making a difference in her life.

Miss Bowie has been engaged on the project since it started in August 2015. She has successfully completed the theory components of her certificate and is on track to complete the practical work early this year.

Once completed, Miss Bowie is optimistic about her experience and skills learned, and hopes to continue her role in the industry on other similar projects.

With an ongoing commitment to support the communities in which we work, CMC’s focus is always to provide as many opportunities for local workers, such as Tristen, where possible.

CMC supports a number of trainees across it projects, with 12 trainees completing similar certificates over the past year.

The Mein Deviation project on the Cape York Peninsula, involves construction of a 29 kilometre sealed road. Prior to the 2015-2016 wet season commencing, CMC had successfully sealed approximately 19 kilometres, with works currently on track to successfully achieve practical completion as scheduled.

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CMC awarded the Wyong Road Intersection Upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive

In December 2015 CMC were awarded the Wyong Road Intersection Upgrades at Tumbi Road and Mingara Drive.

Wyong Road is the major road linking the M1 Pacific Motorway with Wyong, Tuggerah, The Entrance and the surrounding coastal suburbs. The roundabouts at Mingara Drive and Tumbi Road are heavily congested during peak hours.

The upgrade will replace the existing roundabouts with traffic lights to improve traffic flow and safety for the 48,000 vehicles using this section of Wyong Road each day.

The key benefits of this upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow on Wyong Road
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.

Works will commence February 2015 and the CMC team looks forward to delivering this project with excellence.