The much-anticipated start of Stage Two of the Gin Gin Streetscape project is set to commence immediately after Easter.
Council’s Branch Manager of Major Projects, Adam Wyatt said the initial works of the $4 million project will involve extensive drainage work in the vicinity of Elliott Street, Dear Street and Mulgrave Street.
Once the drainage was completed, work would then commence on the upgrade to the median strip area.
“The existing Apex Park playground area will be modernised and while the historic rose gardens will be retained, they will form part of a revamped landscape plan for the area.
“Council has an appreciation of the connection the rose gardens have to the local community,” he said.
The final stages of the plan will involve the construction of footpaths on either side of Mulgrave Street and constructing the roundabout at the intersection of Mulgrave and Dear Streets
Mr Wyatt said consultation will be undertaken with shops owners anticipated to affected by the footpath work.
“Stage Two will be in a similar vein to Stage One which had generated a positive community response.
“It is also pleasing to note that the Community Hub development is well under construction. There were some advantages with these projects being designed at a similar time.
“It will allow the streetscape and Community Hub to achieve a connectivity that may not have been evident if the designs had been done in isolation,” he said.
Mr Wyatt said that according to local Visitor Centre staff the Stage One streetscape work had resonated with locals and visitors alike.
“They like the modern look and feel but also the way the design has been able to incorporate the existing historic and heritage aspects that are an important part of Gin Gin’s character.”
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