Feb 20, 2018

Contract news around the councils

Contract news around the councils

Epoca Constructions will deliver a $4.2 million program of government-funded road projects over four months in the Isaac region.

The program will see 65km restored across 94 sections of road under jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Seven road teams will be dispatched to their work sites around Clermont, Middlemount, Dysart, Moranbah, St Lawrence and Glenden.

Isaac Mayor Anne Baker said restoring roads brought a crucial contribution to economic development and growth as well as important social benefits.

“We expect a total of 40 employees to be involved in the delivery of the contracted work and we look forward to the contractors spending local and energising our economy,” she said.

“Council has undertaken emergent works to date to ensure safety of motorists up to this date.”

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Construction of Ingham’s Multipurpose Sports Arena is due to begin in May after Hinchinbrook Shire Council awarded the  $940,170 contract to Blueprint Engineered Sheds.

Councillor Marc Tack said the Multipurpose Sports Arena was an exciting project for the community and, once complete, would provide a large covered venue for events.

The arena, located at the Ingham Showgrounds will be 88.1m long, 48.9m wide and 9m high and will be able to facilitate a number of different types of sports, including those with animals.

Cr Tack said that the arena would be a significant benefit to the Hinchinbrook economy through the construction phase and in the longer term with opportunities to attract events from around the State.

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Douglas Shire Council has awarded a design and documentation contract o infrastructure consultants Cardno for the planned upgrade of Warner St between Grant and Owen streets in Port Douglas.

The design will cover the roadway, streetscape, street lighting, landscaping, shared pathways, cycle lanes, vehicle parking and drainage infrastructure.

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said the tree-lined section of Warner St was a popular walking and cycling thoroughfare, but the extensive tree roots were damaging the road and drains, causing flooding issues and trip hazards for locals.

The council will be seeking feedback on upgrade options proposed by the consultants, with interested members of the public able to register to be notified when the public consultation opens.

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