QUEENSLAND MAIN ROADS COMMISSION
DURING WW2

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The Queensland Main Roads Commission was the chief agency in carrying out the Commonwealth Government wartime defence works for the Allied Works Council in Queensland.

When the Commonwealth Government called upon the Queensland Government to assist in the war effort, the Main Roads Commission was the state instrumentality best equipped by organisation and experience to undertake a major portion of the work. The Queensland State Government agreed that the whole of its construction forces should be made available to the Commonwealth under the direction of the Co-ordinator General of Public Works, who was in early 1942 appointed Deputy Director General of Allied Works, Queensland, to assist the Honourable E. G. Theodore, who was Director General of Allied works for the Commonwealth. In this way the control and coordination of the war effort was smoothly established.

 

Inland Defence Roads

Strategic and Service Roads and Bridges

Airfields

Oil Storage and Munitions

Fortifications

Naval Bases

Brisbane Graving Dock

Railway works, Buildings and Camps

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

The History of the Queensland Main Roads Commission during World War II 1939 - 1945

 

 

 

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