Work on Stage 1B of the Bulcock Street revitalisation program is now underway, focusing on the area outside Subway on Otranto Avenue.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the works will compliment the recently completed facelift to the area around Felicity Park.
“The curb will be replaced and the road resealed, and we’ll see new seating and street furniture installed,” Cr Dwyer said.
“Work is expected to be finished late December, but this will obviously depend on the weather.
“The road resurfacing will happen at night to make sure the inconvenience caused to the local traders and community is kept to a minimum.”
Major Projects Portfolio Councillor Debbie Blumel said it’s exciting to see work continuing on this Major Project.
“The work done to date looks great and has given the area a real lift,” Cr Blumel said.
“And this is set to continue with the plans for stage two now agreed on.”
Cr Dwyer said thanks to recent feedback from the local traders, the plans for Stage 2 works have now been finalised.
“Option two received the majority vote for the preferred option—it will continue the street enhancement by enlivening the lane-way entrance to the IGA with fresh directional signage, new plants and seating as well as pavement art to help draw people in to explore the opportunities provided by retailers in these areas,” Cr Dwyer said.
“Also, funds permitting, there may be an opportunity to plant the fig replacement species outside the Bank of Queensland.”
Work on stage two is due to begin early next year after the busy school holiday period and future works will be in keeping with those already in place for Stage One near Felicity Park.
Cr Blumel said council’s Major Projects program helps to drive a sustainable region.
“By delivering major streetscapes and redevelopments, council is not only helping to boost our economy but also continue to deliver great places to live and enjoy,” Cr Blumel said.
“The next stage in this Bulcock Street revitalisation project is a great example of that commitment as it will continue to make a significant difference to this important business and tourist centre.”