An artist's impression of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment.  Photo contributed.
An artist's impression of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment. Photo contributed. Contributed ROK060516riverbank2

Construction works for pop jet plaza and pier begin

THE $30M Rockhampton Riverbank Revitalisation has taken a big step forward this week with Stage 2 of the project beginning.

The Woollam Construction team yesterday commenced works on the low bank, which includes the construction of the new pier structure which includes a restaurant and amentities, a pop jet plaza (water play area), shaded seating area and revitalised gardens.

A artist's impression of the pier restaurant to be built in stage two of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment.
A artist's impression of the pier restaurant to be built in stage two of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment. Contributed

The pier restaurant will replace the former Saigon Saigon building, with the new structure built on existing pier foundations.

The lower level will include lockable toilets and change rooms, with wheelchair accessible amenities also available on the upper (ground) level.

As with the first part of the project along Quay St, the $11M lower bank project will involve several stages.

An artist's impression of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment.  Photo contributed.
An artist's impression of the Rockhampton riverbank redevelopment. Photo contributed. Contributed ROK060516riverbank1

Due to the beginning of Stage 2 works, a portion of the lower bank car park and pedestrian board walk between Denham and William Streets is now closed for redevelopment.

As advised by Rockhampton Regional Council late last year, 60 additional all day parks have been made available on the riverbank side of Quay Street, between William and Derby Streets, as signed.

Three hour parking is still available on the building side of Quay Street in this area.

Pedestrians and cyclists using the riverbank boardwalk will be detoured around construction to the upper bank along Quay Street.

This work is due to be completed by the end of 2017, subject to weather conditions.



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