Childers streetscape nearing completion

THE final stage - Stage 6 - of the Childers streetscape is rapidly nearing completion six months after the main street upgrade commenced.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesman Tony Ricciardi said around $1.2 million had been invested in the project which saw the footpaths and service lanes upgraded on both sides of the highway between McIlwraith and Broadhurst Streets.

"The project has succeeded in connecting the areas of the CBD that were completed in the original Streetscape design rollout and this area at the northern end of town," he said. 

"The local Chamber and traders in this area have long petitioned to have the area upgraded both from a beautification and a safety perspective. All the feedback I am receiving is that everyone is delighted with the result.

"Our staff worked very hard to ensure any trading disruptions were minimised through the construction process and it was through the great co-operation of local business owners and the public that we were able to complete the project to scheduled timeframes.

"The State Government played a significant role in bringing the project to fruition by contributing $500,000 with council providing the remaining $700,000."

"The completed Streetscape project has provided a pleasant environment for traders and an inviting shopping experience for residents and visitors."

Cr Ricciardi said the final asphalt seal is expected to be laid on Sunday evening, November 1.

"That seal will take around a week to cure prior to line marking parking bays the following week. Some gardens and street furniture will also be installed which should bring the project to a close by mid-November."

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