Milestone for Gladstone community precinct works
Blomfield Excavations was awarded a $4.9 million contract for the Philip Street Precinct Stage 1a external works in August last year, and on-site work began in January.
Having reached the ‘cut to fill’ construction milestone this month, the next stage will involve the installation of water, sewer, electrical, stormwater and telecommunications infrastructure.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said he was pleased with the progress being made at the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct.
“It’s fantastic to see the precinct taking shape with the completion of this first major construction milestone,” Cr Burnett said.
“Motorists who commute using Philip Street may have noticed the precinct changing shape since January and the Department of Transport and Main Roads has maintained the 60km/h speed limit while still keeping all safety controls in place during this time.
“Council is also encouraging potential organisations to keep a lookout on the LG Tender Box as in the coming weeks we will seek Expressions of Interest from retirement and aged care providers to gauge market interest in the potential to build, operate and maintain a facility adjacent to the
Stage 1 of the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct, expected to cost $17.9million, has been funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Packages, Gladstone Regional Council and the Gladstone Foundation, in partnership with The Salvation Army.
The Stage 1a works include an entrance road, secondary road, infrastructure (water, sewer, electrical, stormwater, telecommunications) and landscaping.
Stage 1b is set to include four buildings including meeting rooms, a neighbourhood centre and a Salvation Army-leased child and family building.
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