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Type 1 Road Train access to Rockhampton abattoirs


The $10 million State Infrastructure Plan funding commitment facilitates the upgrade to infrastructure in Rockhampton to provide access to North Rockhampton abattoirs for Type 1 road trains carrying cattle.




Stage 1 completed June 2017.


Upgrade works will see: 

  • reduced operational cost and transport time for industry
  • removal of crossloading operations
  • reduced heavy vehicle traffic.

$10 million through the Queensland Government's State Infrastructure Plan

Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

In March 2016, the Queensland Government committed $10 million through the State Infrastructure Plan to facilitate Type 1 road train access from the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange to North Rockhampton abattoirs.

This funding commitment delivered Stage 1 of the infrastructure upgrades required to facilitate access between Central Queensland Livestock Exchange and the abattoirs located in North Rockhampton.

Stage 1 commenced in November 2016 and infrastructure works include:

  • Moores Creek Road/Musgrave Street intersection upgrade—completed February 2017
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive/Lakes Creek Road intersection upgrade—completed February 2017
  • Rockhampton-Emu Park Road/St Christopher's Chapel Road intersection upgrade—completed June 2017.

Administering access

The introduction of Type 1 road train access into the North Rockhampton abattoirs will be administered by the department.

Freight operators require a permit from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to travel directly to Rockhampton abattoirs. The conditions of the permit, including operating hours and route restrictions, have been established by TMR.

Operational conditions:

  • Type 1 road train access permits issued to operators will restrict operating hours to between 7pm and 7am, 7 days a week.
  • Restricting operating hours to these times will reduce the overall impact on other road users, particularly during daytime peak traffic.
  • Operators will be directed as to the approved travel route through Rockhampton.

Conditioned access for Type 1 road trains travelling the designated route to the North Rockhampton abattoirs commenced in July 2017.

Community info

Type 1 road train access to Rockhampton abattoirs: June 2017 update

Last updated
14 January 2019