Works starting on foreshore
THE next stage of construction works along Yeppoon's foreshore have begun to make way for elements of the new parkland as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project.
These works are planned to take shape across several stages in coming months, with the first component of the works scheduled to ramp up from January 22, once the school holiday period has ended.
Central Queensland-based company JM Kelly Builders Pty Ltd has been awarded the tender to carry out the construction of this stage of the project.
This will involve the removal of sections of the carpark area between Keppel Bay Sailing Club and the Keppel Kraken to allow for the creation of a new 700sqm section of parkland.
This will be offset by modifications to the remaining carpark on the foreshore north of the Keppel Bay Sailing Club, the newly constructed Yeppoon Town Centre carpark and on-street parking along Lagoon Pl, which provides 366 additional car parks.
During construction of the project area, there will be temporary pedestrian and traffic detours in place to minimise disruption to the public and traffic flow.
This stage of the project is forecast to be completed by the end of March.
Stages three to five of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation make up a $53 million project jointly funded by the Australian Government (contributing $10m), the State Government ($29m), and Livingstone Shire Council ($14m).