SHARED SPACE: This artist’s impression shows Quay St’s future as a ‘shared space’ for traffic and pedestrians.
SHARED SPACE: This artist’s impression shows Quay St’s future as a ‘shared space’ for traffic and pedestrians. Photo Contributed Rokriverbank

Section of Quay St to close completely for three months

Stage 1A

Quay Street (Fitzroy to Denham Street)

  • Full road closure for Fitzroy to Denham - Mid June 2016
  • Quay Lane from Denham to Fitzroy Street to be reversed (South to North)
  • Access lane way beside NAB Building made available for delivery trucks and public road users to exit onto Fitzroy Street via bus lane or traffic to exit via south to north under Fitzroy Bridge.
  • Installation of lean mix to roadway to commence when road closed
  • Then Installation of concrete pavement slab from Building boundary to riverbank edge (approx. 20m in width).
  • Practical Completion and reopening of roadway - end September 2016

A LARGE section of Quay St will close for the next three months as the Rockhampton Riverbank Redevelopment project enters Stage 1A. 

Major above ground works on Quay St, between Fitzroy and Denham Street will commence today following the completion of extensive underground work.

Crews will prepare the road for the next phase of works which involves a concrete pour and sandstone and granite paving from the building side of Quay Street to the pedestrian footpath on the river side.

Rockhampton Region Mayor and Chair of the Riverbank Redevelopment Steering Committee Margaret Strelow said while much of the works have been underground to date, it won't be long before the community gets a glimpse of what's to come. 

"Up until now our crews have been installing underground electrical, gas, stormwater, communication and irrigation services and we are very pleased with how well the works have progressed," Cr Strelow said.

"Once the paving is laid in this section towards the end of July, the community will see how incredible Quay Street is going to look.

"While we understand the closure in this section may cause some inconveniences, we sincerely thank the community for their ongoing support and patience."

A designated footpath along Quay street will still be available to businesses and their customers throughout the duration of the road closure.  

Parking on Fitzroy Street outside the Criterion Hotel is available and Council has also secured parking within the former Westpac car park which is available for two hour periods.

Traffic has been reversed in Quay Lane, between Fitzroy and Denham Streets and traffic controllers are in place to ensure a smooth transition.

The laneway next the NAB building is open for delivery trucks and public traffic to exit from Quay Ln and Fitzroy St as required.

Council has also recently constructed stairs from the lower river side car park leading to Victoria Parade to allow for easier and safer access for the community.

These stairs will be open to the public at the end of the month.



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