On 2 November 2015, Neil Scales, Director-General of Transport and Main Roads visited the Cape York Region to see first-hand how works were progressing in the far north.
One of the projects visited was CMC’s Mein Deviation where CMC has been working since mid-August.
Mr Scales noted in a statement “how pleased he was with the reasonable and solution-focussed attitudes of the people that he met with.”
He also stated that this package of work on the PDR [Peninsula Developmental Road] will drive economic development on the Cape.
Project manager Mr John Deste said that the visit by Mr Scales recognised the political sensitivities of the project and the efforts that CMC have made in achieving the Key Result Areas of:
- Indigenous and non-indigenous training and up-skilling
- Implementation of the indigenous economic opportunities
- Local Industry Participation
The Mein Deviation involves construction of a 29 kilometre sealed road. Works largely involve earthworks, pavement works, drainage, and bitumen sealing works with major quantities including 164,538 cubic metres of fill material, 72,256 cubic metres of gravel, and 113 metres of culverts.