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

    Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project

    Northern Side

    • Finalisation of construction of footpath.

    Southern Side

    • Continuation of City Hall Brick Retaining Wall excluding rendered capping blocks;
    • Removal of footpath;
    • Installation of stormwater pipes and electrical assets;
    • Subgrade preparation.

    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.

     

    Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition

    The tender has been awarded for the demolition of the former Council administration building in Maryborough. Works will start on Monday, 2 March and are due to be completed by the end of May.

    The building that housed the Maryborough Toy and Special Needs Library will also be demolished. The staff and toys have now been relocated to within the Maryborough Library.

    It’s pleasing that the relocation of the toy library has been embraced by the community with toy loans rising from an average of 46 per week to 75 a week since the move.

    A car parking area behind the old administration building will be barricaded off from Thursday 27 February, for the demolition period, and there will be no access to Kent Street or Adelaide Street via the fenced work area (see attached Map).

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

    Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition project please contact:-

    Corporate Projects Team: 1300 79 49 29 or via email enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

  • 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:-

    https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/maryborough-revitalisation 

  • Works to be Undertaken – 28 January to 7 February, 2020

    Works to be Undertaken – 28 January to 7 February, 2020

    Northern Side

    • Installation of electrical and communication conduits
    • Installation of irrigation network
    • Placement of kerb and channel, roof water and gully units

    Suthern Sideo

    • Construction of Retaining Wall footing, with wall to commence after curing of footing, 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 the night time works.

  • Stage 2 – CBD Revitalisation Project – Kent Street (Lennox Street to Adelaide Street)

    Council has engaged the services of an external qualified Project Arborist to assist Council with procedures to limit, where possible, the effects of the removal and reconstruction of the City Hall retaining wall on the existing fig trees and cocos palms’ current health and condition.

    Prior to works on this project commencing, a Tree management Plan of the fig trees and cocos palms was completed.   Within the Report, it was been ascertained that root pruning of the trees will be required to accommodate the excavation works for the construction process.  The Report noted that the resulting root loss is likely to accelerate the decline that is already evident in the trees’ health.  The Report indicated that the existing two fig trees located closest to Lennox Street which front Kent Street are considered to be in a fair/poor condition with both trees already displaying reduced vigour.  The Report also noted that a fig tree on the Lennox Street frontage to the site had succumbed to Phellinus noxius, an aggressive root rot decay pathogen that attacks the roots of trees, especially figs.  This is a naturally occurring fungal that is easily spread through movement of soil, this can be by foot or tool.

    Tree protection measures/procedures will be undertaken as part of the works to remove and reconstruct the City Hall retaining wall, under the guidance of the Project Arborist, with a future care management and replacement program being established for the entire Town Hall Green, including the fig trees and cocos palms located within the City Hall precinct area.

  • Commencement of Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project - Stage 2 - Kent Street (Lennox Street to Adelaide Street)

    Stage 2 works for the Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project in Kent Street from Lennox Street to Adelaide Street will commence on Sunday, 12 January 2020 at 6.00 p.m.

    The following works and staging is planned for the first two weeks of this 17 week construction project:-

    Northern Side

    • Works will commence at the Adelaide Street end of the footpath on the northern side of Kent Street (i.e. in the vicinity of the Westpac Bank);
    • Clearing and grubbing works, including removal of the kerb and channel;
    • Removal of the footpath;
    • Commencement of the installation of stormwater pipes and electrical assets.

    Southern Side

    • Support and Demolition of City Hall Retaining Wall and set up of Tree Protection Zones;
    • Excavation and placement of retaining wall footing.

    The Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGS’s) for vehicular and pedestrian traffic relating to completion of the project is attached. As indicated in the attached TGS’s, Kent Street will be 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 the night time works.

    Council thanks businesses and residents for their co-operation and understanding during the completion of these works.

  • Register to stay informed

    Residents are encouraged to register through this project page, to keep up to date with the details of the project, prior to the works commencing and during the project.

    If this is your first time using Council’s Engagement Hub, please register via this link to create an account: https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/register

    When prompted, create a username and password of your choice and provide a valid email address. Please also choose Maryborough Revitalisation Project – so we know you are interested in this project specifically.

    If you have already registered and wish to be included in project updates, please update your preferences by following this link: https://frasercoast.engagementhub.com.au/users/update_user_profile