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Amrun Project Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) trucking movements

Amrun Project Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) trucking movements

Rio Tinto’s Amrun Project has commenced trucking material from Archer River Quarry via the Peninsula Development Road and Aurukun Road to support the construction of key mine infrastructure, including a water supply dam and tailings storage facility.

Until the end of December, a number of road trains will travel from the quarry to the project site during daylight hours, and some at night.

What are we doing to make it safe for road users?

A range of practical measures are in place including:

  • Trucks are being dispatched in a staged way to allow space between trucks.
  • Trucks are scheduled to be off the PDR and Aurukun roads at certain times in the day to allow for less traffic in these times
  • A Logistics Supervisor will be out on the roads to monitor the trucking routes
    • A safety information hub, managed by local business Swift FNQ, will be o seven days a week at the Archer River Roadhouse
    • A Facebook page will update the public on truck movements (search PDR Amrun Trucking Movements)

What can you do to stay safe while travelling along the PDR?

To ensure the safety of all road users, please take the following precautions when travelling:

  • Maintain a safe distance from trucks and ensure headlights are on
  • Maintain communication with truck drivers via ultra-high frequency (UHF) Channel 40
  • Wait for the next sealed section of the road before attempting to pass
  • Remain aware of nearby vehicles in both directions
  • Drive to conditions
  • Plan your journey to manage the potential for increased travel times.

Questions and concerns

For more information, visit the Amrun Project road safety information hub at the Archer River Roadhouse to speak with a project representative in person, or contact the Rio Tinto Weipa Freecall Community Hotline on 1800 707 633.

If you’re travelling through Weipa, you could go into the draw to win a new Apple iPad 9.7 2017 32GB

Steps to enter

  1. Call into the Amrun Project Road Safety Information Hub opposite the Archer River Roadhouse
  2. Grab your raffle ticket from the Community Liaison Officer and fill out your details
  3. Take your raffle ticket to the drop point located at the Weipa Caravan Park and Camping Ground
  4. Grab a raffle ticket every time you call in!

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