After several years of campaigning to upgrade the Heavy Vehicle [HV] rest area facilities at Nebo , RAAG was advised of a successful application to Dept. Transport and Main Roads Road Safety Grants program, for “Nebo rest area shade shelter and site promotion”.
A decision was made for the funds donated to RAAG by Viva Energy, Caltex and BP, at the Tanker Driver Safety forum in Mackay, to be used to construct a second structure on the west bound HV Rest Area.
Recognition plaques have been placed in the structures recognising the assistance from DTMR and the combined fuel industry, with appropriate media coverage made on their completion.
The main advantages of a divided table structure, the users have protection from wind, and rain and have shade available late afternoon and early morning. The privacy gained by dividers, increases the number of users, with cost savings of one roof, one slab.
RAAG encourages other companies to get involved and assist in constructing more of these structures in the future in areas lacking these facilities.
Shade Shelters where opened as of April 10th 2015.
Eastbound shelter was sponsored by fuel industry.