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Maryborough Revitalisation

Project Overview


The revitalisation of the Maryborough CBD will go to the next level in 2020.

There will be new upgrades along Kent Street while the demolition of the old Council administration building will pave the way for the development of a new Fraser Coast Regional Council adminstration centre and library.

Maryborough CBD Beautification – Kent Street (Lennox to Adelaide Streets)

The next stage of works will occur east of the Kent and Lennox Street intersection, and will include kerb and channelling, footpaths and paving, replacement of the City Hall retaining wall, as well as lighting, artwork and landscaping.

Council appreciates the Queensland Government’s funding commitment of $921,960 towards the $2.5 million project to revitalise Kent Street between Lennox and Adelaide Streets, which includes the first stage of work completed earlier this year.

Maryborough Administration Centre – Demolition Works

An independent engineering report found the existing Council administration building at 431 Kent Street has reached the end of its working life and has to be demolished. Council is committed to maintaining a presence in the Maryborough CBD and will develop a new administration centre and library on the same site.

The School of Arts Building will be closed from early next year and for the duration of the demolition works, while the Maryborough Toy and Special Needs Library will also be relocated in January to a temporary new location that is yet to be determined.

Council has insisted on a number of measures to minimise the impact of the demolition work on the community, including no use of large hydraulic jack hammers, air quality monitoring and traffic control.

More Information

For more information visit our Document Library and What do I need to know? sections on the right hand side of this page.

Future Works
The development of a new Maryborough administration centre will be a long process, with demolishing the old building the first step. This is a generational opportunity for Council and a unique opportunity for Maryborough, with a lot of detailed planning and community consultation to occur before a new administration centre is built.

It’s all part of Council’s plan to build better communities here on the Fraser Coast.

Update - Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project - Stage 2 - Kent Street (Lennox Street to Adelaide Street) and Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition

Update for period 24 February to 6 March 2020

Update - Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project - Stage 2 - Kent Street (Lennox Street to Adelaide Street)

Northern Side

  • Placement of kerb and channel;
  • Telstra Pit works;
  • Construction of footpath.

Southern Side

  • Continuation and finalisation of construction of City Hall block Retaining Wall;
  • Commencement of straightening works of City Hall Stair Columns;
  • Commencement of City Hall Brick Retaining Wall excluding rendered capping blocks.

Traffic arrangements relating to this project will remain unchanged with Kent Street open to one way traffic flow in an easterly direction (Lennox to Adelaide Sts) during the day with a full road closure from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. applying during night time works. There will be a mixture of day/night works for the next two weeks for this project.

Council thanks you for your co-operation and understanding during the completion of these works.

Full details relating to this project and the upcoming Maryborough Administration Centre Demolition can be viewed via the link below:- 

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  • Maryborough CBD Revitalisation – Kent Street (Lennox to Adelaide Streets)

    Janaury 2020 - May 2020 (approximately 17 weeks): * subject to change dependent on delays out of the control of Council and the contractors.

  • Maryborough Administration Centre – Demolition Works

    March 2020 - May 2020: * subject to change dependent on delays out of the control of Council and the contractors

  • Closure of the School of Arts Building

    January/February 2020 - May 2020:  Approximate closure will occur in early 2020 (sometime in January/February) *subject to change

  • Closure and Relocation of Toy Library

    January 2020 - May 2020: For duration of works the Toy Library will be relocated. *subject to change

  • Future Works - New Maryborough Administration Building and Library

    Mid 2020 Start: The project, inlcuding community & stakeholder engagement, is due to commence in the second half of 2020.