WORKS at the Maude Street Mall are progressing, with the installation of hoarding at Stage 4 in Stewart Street occurring last week.
Gary Randhawa, Council’s director infrastructure, said the recent progress at the mall has not gone unnoticed.
“Business owners and community members are noticing the fantastic progress we are making in the area, particularly in Stage 2 at the northern end of the mall.
“Concreting of Stage 2 is complete, and paving is well underway, with landscaping and installation of structures planned in the coming weeks,” he said.
This stage was scheduled to commence next month, however, Council said that with changes to the sequence of works during Stage 3, it is necessary to erect the hoarding earlier than planned and to begin preliminary works in the area to remain on track for completion by the end of October.
With more heavy vehicles accessing the construction site via Stewart Street, the Stage 4 hoardings will help guide shoppers safely around the site while keeping walkways cleaner in wet weather.
To improve access to the mall, a new concrete walkway has been installed through the centre of the mall.
Works will continue to progress through Stages 2 and 3, with Stage 2 scheduled for completion by the end of July, revealing the finished northern end of the former mall. Once Stage 2 works are complete, the hoarding will be removed allowing pedestrians to access the area, however the roadway will remain closed to traffic until the entire project is finished in late October.
There is currently a pedestrian detour in place on Fryers Street and a pedestrian detour and single lane closure in place at the southern end of the mall on High Street eastbound at the Maude Street intersection.