Mackay Sugar's Mossman mill will commence its 2015 crushing season operations on a seven day per week basis on Monday 11th May this year. The season may extend to December.
Locomotive and road transport operations are beginning and once the crushing season is underway, there will be a significant increase in locomotive, road transport and cane harvesting operations on highways and roads within the Mossman, Julatten, Mareeba and Atherton districts.
While this company continues to make every endeavour to ensure these traffic movements are safe and least intrusive as possible, public awareness will greatly enhance this objective.
As coach and school buses have a high exposure to this section of the industry we wish to draw your attention to the start date of the crushing season and the resultant increase in road and rail activities which will occur and ask that you make your students aware of the same.
Our road transport contractor is aware of all school bus routes and speed limitations around school zones and bus routes, and of our expectation of a high standard of driver behaviour.
Your awareness and co-operation will greatly enhance the safety of all stakeholders.
Cane Supply Transport Manager - Mossman Mill