Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) is constructing a new coal terminal at Golding Point to provide increased long term export capacity through the Port of Gladstone. As part of this project WICET is currently upgrading a section of the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road which will result in the current two-lane carriageway being upgraded to four lanes for a two-kilometre stretch.
The next stage of the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road upgrade is being opened.
As a result, the following traffic changes will be implemented from the morning of Tuesday, 18 June (weather permitting):
- Westbound traffic travelling along Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road toward Yarwun will be diverted onto the new carriageway just west of the WICET site intersection. This westbound traffic will then re-join the existingroadway approximately 300 metres after the new bridge. Therefore, traffic will travel in both directions on the new bridge.
- The speed limit for traffic travelling in both directions between the Ananbranch Bridge and west of the new bridge and carriageway will remain at 60km/hour.
Please refer to the attached map.
It is planned to undertake these changes during dayshift, therefore, traffic disruptions can be expected.
As these traffic changes take effect, all road users are urged to take extra care in the area and adhere to the speed limit.
Meanwhile, road users are reminded that while the right-hand turning lane into site from Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road is open, no right-hand turn is currently permitted when leaving the site.
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)