Apr 15, 2019

Bus hub on track for May completion

Bus hub on track for May completion The Townsville City Council expects the CBD Bus Hub to be finished next month.

Townsville’s CBD Bus Hub is expected to be completed by the middle of next month.

More than 200 workers have been inducted on site, with the work being done by local construction firm Mendi Group.

Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the bus hub was an important project being delivered between the Townsville City Council and the State Government, which had provided $4 million in funding.

“The CBD is undergoing significant positive change and the bus hub is adding to the momentum of our city’s revitalisation,” Cr Walker said.

“The project will transform Ogden St and greatly improve the experience for public transport users in our city.”

Recent flooding delayed the project for several weeks, but infrastructure committee chairman Mark Molachino said construction crews were back on site and working at full capacity.

Meanwhile Townsville City Council crews have started an upgrade of the Boundary St road shoulder.

The $2 million project will be delivered by Council crews and support up to 20 local jobs through the use of local subcontractors and suppliers.

Cr Molachino said the works included new kerb and channel, reconstructing pavement and asphalt resurfacing on the road shoulder.

Work also started recently on the Charles St footpath project in Heatley.

The first section of work includes a new 1.5m-wide footpath between near Bamford Lane and Fulham Rd and the second section will be between Fulham Rd and Lindeman Av.

CES Civil is on site doing the work, along with other local subcontractors.

The project is expected to support up to 15 local jobs and has been allocated $830,000 in funding from the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.

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