Progress for Gin Gin Streetscape and hub

Gin Gin Community Hub Streetscape
ARTIST IMPRESSION: Tenders have been called for the construction of the Gin Gin Community Hub.

The Gin Gin Streetscape and Community Hub are another step closer to reality after Bundaberg Regional Council called for tenders for the two major projects.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was exciting to see the projects progress which would transform the town centre and Council facilities in the area.

“This Gin Gin Streetscape project is essentially stage two of revitalisation works and will continue the fabulous work of the first stage which has created a thriving and attractive CBD space,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“By extending this modernised look and feel to the area between Milden and Dear Streets, we’ll not only encourage more people to stop and enjoy this wonderful area, we’ll be facilitating commercial prosperity for nearby businesses.”

Work on the new Gin Gin Community Hub is also set to be underway in conjunction with the streetscape upgrades, with a separate tender advertised for this project.

The new community hub will transform the current Council service centre, incorporating a new library, community space, internet share facilities and an art gallery or display room.

“We want to ensure we are delivering the best possible service to our community and this new community hub will help us to do that,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Council services will be consolidated in to this one-stop shop, which will provide a higher level of support and interaction with community groups.”

Tenders for the community hub will close on 3 December with the successful contractors expected to be appointed before Christmas.

Tenders for the streetscape will close on 17 December with a contract expected to be awarded in January.

Mayor Dempsey said Council was looking forward to seeing these two major projects under way early in the New Year.

The Gin Gin Community Hub and Streetscape projects have been supported by Federal and State Government funding.