Drainage works will begin on site at the Anzac Park redevelopment from next week as a tender goes out for the design and construct of the events space.
The redevelopment will see the riverside location revitalised and is set to include an event stage, memorial space and deliver new play opportunities, including water play.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said pipes for the works had recently been delivered to Council’s depot and would begin to be transferred to the site from next week.
“Council’s civil works crew will be undertaking the stormwater component of the works and the team has now taken delivery of the materials required to get this started,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The stormwater infrastructure will be delivered as part of a staged construction process so the site is ready for successful tenderers to begin work.”
For safety reasons access to Anzac Park will be closed during the works.
A tender for the design and construction of the Anzac Park redevelopment events space will also be available on VendorPanel from Saturday 16 September.
The events space encompasses about two thirds of the Anzac Park site, bounding the Quay Street frontage, RSL and the riverside.
“Early artist impressions show the opportunities for the events space to incorporate an open-air stage or sound shell,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“This would open up opportunities for Council and community events to be held in close proximity to the CBD.
“Our vision for this precinct is for it to become a well-used and popular destination that will see residents and visitors encouraged to spend more time in the CBD and reinvigorate the whole area.”
The detailed design of Anzac Park’s memorial elements will be undertaken as a separate engagement process.
Council understands that construction projects can cause inconvenience and thanks residents in advance for their understanding while works are underway.