Work be­gins on Streetscape

The next ma­jor stage of the much-an­tic­i­pated project will start next Tues­day: Coun­cil

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CHILDERS Streetscape will begin the next ma­jor stage of its facelift with work set to start next Tues­day.

The work will ad­dress the fi­nal sec­tions of the main street makeover which started more than 15 years ago, with both sides of the high­way be­tween McIl­wraith and Broad­hurst Sts to be up­graded.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil di­vi­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cr Tony Ricciardi said traders in the tar­get area had ac­tively pe­ti­tioned coun­cil to ex­tend the streetscape be­yond the ex­ist­ing planned and com­pleted five stages.

“This new work will en­com­pass the foot­paths and ser­vice lanes on ei­ther side of the high­way north of where work had stopped,” Cr Ricciardi said.

The for­mer State Gov­ern­ment ap­proved a grant of $500,000 for the project and that will be spent this fi­nan­cial year.

Cr Ricciardi said he was hope­ful there may be an­nounce­ment in the forth­com­ing bud­get to ad­dress the re­main­ing costs of con­struc­tion.

“Traders have been ad­vised that the works will com­mence next Tues­day,“he said.

“Res­i­dents are ad­vised that the works will be con­cen­trated to en­sure min­i­mal im­pact to car park­ing and pedes­trian ac­cess.“

Traf­fic con­trol mea­sures will be in place to di­rect both ve­hic­u­lar and pedes­trian traf­fic dur­ing con­struc­tion.

The coun­cil apol­o­gised for any in­con­ve­nience dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase and said any in­quiries con­cern­ing the project can be di­rected to dis­trict en­gi­neer Tony Wright on 1300 883 699.

The Mil­le­nium Park up­grade is near­ing com­ple­tion, with work set to be com­pleted be­fore the Childers Fes­ti­val.

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