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

    Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project

    Northern Side

    • Street furniture installation.

    Southern Side

    • Test sampling of rendering for capping blocks completed.  Further work will be completed on the rendering of the capping blocks;
    • Light pole footing work completed;
    • Electrical wiring and connection will be completed;
    • Quality of subgrade currently being investigated to ascertain progressing with further excavation of the subgrade prior to kerb and channel construction;
    • Kerb and channel construction including completion of kerb ramps;
    • Commencement of footpath works.

    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 Demolition

    • The internal demolition and strip out of the Administration building is progressing.

    Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the project please contact:

    Maryborough Administration Centre – Demolition Works

    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) and Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition

    Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project

    Southern Side

    • Stormwater drainage works on the southern side are now complete;
    • Works will be commencing on the construction of the pit for the stormwater pipes to run into;
    • Kerb and channelling works including kerb ramps will be commencing;
    • The construction of the footpath will also be commencing.

    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

    Maryborough Administration Centre

    The internal demolition and strip out of the Administration building has now commenced.

    Toy Library

    The building that housed the Maryborough Toy and Special Needs Library has now been demolished.

    Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the project please contact:

    Maryborough Administration Centre – Demolition Works

    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) and Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition

    Maryborough CBD Revitalisation Project

    Northern Side

    • Finalisation of construction of footpath, including curing time then acid washing and sealant application prior to installation of furniture and electrical works.

    Southern Side

    • Continuation of City Hall Brick Feature Wall excluding rendered capping blocks;
    • Removal of kerb & channel, footpath;
    • Installation of road gully units, raising of the manhole, stormwater pipes and electrical & communications conduits;
    • Box-out and 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.

    Should you have any queries relating to the Stage 2 Maryborough Revitalisation Kent Street project, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Coordinator Programming and Communication Ph. 41905742 or via email enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

     

    Maryborough Administration Centre and Toy Library Demolition

    Works has commenced this week on the demolition of the former Council administration building in Maryborough. The works are due to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting.

    The tender for the building demolition was awarded to Demex Pty Ltd, a south-east Queensland company that specialises in major demolition projects and asbestos removal.

    Demex’s tender submission showed experience in difficult and sensitive demolitions, while they also have an in-house, specialist asbestos removal team.

    Examples of previous projects Demex has worked on include the Cairns Performing Arts Centre, the Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino Refurbishment, the Dubbo Base Hospital Redevelopment and the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

    The demolition process will start with the removal of the first floor interior walkway adjoining the School of Arts Building and the removal of asbestos in both the old administration building and the old toy library.

    This will take about four weeks and include 24-hour air and noise monitoring during the works.

    The next stage will be the demolition of structures from the back to the front using hydraulic pincer crushers and dust suppression. This will take about 11 weeks.

    The last stages will include the construction of a concrete retaining wall, which will take about a week and the site remediation, including turf laying, which is expected to take another week.

    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 development of a new Maryborough administration centre will be a long process, with demolishing the old building just the first step.


    Council has started the concept design work and is currently conducting an accommodation review, which will help determine the requirements for new administration centres in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

    The development of a new Council administration building in the Maryborough CBD will help with the revitalisation of the city centre and act as an economic catalyst for further business investment.

    Car Parking

    A car parking area behind the old administration building is now barricaded off for the duration of the demolition period, and there is no access to Kent Street or Adelaide Street via the fenced work area.

    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 project please contact:

    Maryborough Administration Centre – Demolition Works

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

  • Media Release - Demolition of Administration Building to start next week

    MEDIA RELEASE

    27 February 2020

    Demolition of admin building to start next week

    The demolition of the former Fraser Coast Regional Council administration building in Maryborough starts next Monday (2 March) and is due to be completed by the end of May.

    CEO Ken Diehm said an independent engineering report found the building at 431 Kent Street had reached the end of its working life and had to be demolished.

    “The report concluded that the 50-year-old building was unusable as it had a number of structural defects, required a new air-conditioning system and needed upgrades to the water supply and sanitary drainage, an overhaul of electrical systems and the removal of asbestos,” he said.

    “The building that housed the Maryborough Toy and Special Needs Library will also be demolished with the staff and toys relocated to within the Maryborough Library at the start of the year.

    “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.”

    Director of Infrastructure Services Davendra Naidu said street revitalisation works in the Maryborough CBD were progressing well with the installation of underground infrastructure on the northern side of Kent Street complete, and footpath concrete pours now commencing.

    “Weather permitting, the concrete footpath works on the northern side of this project will be finalised before the start of the demolition of the administration building,” he said.

    “Works are also progressing on the southern side of Kent Street with the straightening of the City Hall stair columns and the remaining tie-in of the block retaining wall complete, which allows the brick façade retaining wall to commence.

    “These street revitalisation works, which have been part funded by the Queensland Government through the Building our Regions program, are scheduled for completion by early May.”

    Mr Diehm said a car parking area behind the old administration building had been barricaded off, and there would be no access to Kent Street or Adelaide Street via the fenced work area.

    “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,” he said.

    “In addition, the finished site will be grassed to prevent erosion and sediment run-off to protect our waterways.

    “We recognise that this work will cause some inconvenience and we thank everyone in advance for their patience as the end result will be a better and brighter Maryborough CBD.”

    Mr Diehm said Council was committed to maintaining a presence in the Maryborough CBD and would develop a new administration centre and library on the same site.

    “The development of a new Maryborough administration centre will be a long process, with demolishing the old building the first step,” he said.

    “Council has started the concept design work and is conducting an accommodation review which will help determine the requirements for new administration centres in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

    “With both Maryborough and Hervey Bay libraries not having enough space to meet the needs of our growing population and to meet State Government public library grant requirements, we’re also looking to incorporate a new library facility into the Maryborough administration centre.”

  • 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