As part of the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road upgrade, WICET would like to advise a section of the new carriageway to the north of the existing road has been opened to traffic. The new and permanent WICET site access intersection will also be opened in the near future.
As a result, road users should note the following changes in traffic conditions:
- Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road traffic travelling toward Gladstone diverts onto the new carriageway for 700 metres through to the Anabranch Bridge. Traffic travelling toward Yarwun is continuing to use the existing carriageway. The speed limit for traffic travelling in both directions has been reduced to 60km/hour.
- Once the new WICET intersection is completely opened dedicated turning and merging lanes will enable road users to turn right when entering or leaving the project site. Until the intersection is fully opened, there is no right turn into or out of site.
Refer to map for further details.
Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) is owned and being developed by existing and potential coal exporters located in Queensland to provide increased long term export coal capacity.
The Terminal will be located at Golding Point, to the west of the existing RG Tanna and Barney Point Terminals.
Once fully commissioned, the multi-billion dollar industry-owned and privately funded Terminal will provide over 80 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) in additional export coal capacity through the Port of Gladstone.
The WICET consortium includes eight Stage One owners:
Currently under construction, WICET has the combined support of the Queensland Government, Gladstone Ports Corporation and other infrastructure providers to deliver the Project using an industry-owned and privately funded structure. The first coal shipments through the initial development of the new Terminal are planned from 2015.
Fact sheet – information about the WICET project (PDF 6.2MB)