Work begins on Streetscape
The next major stage of the much-anticipated project will start next Tuesday: Council
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.