Transformation of Quay Street continues

Published on 09 July 2019

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The Rockhampton Riverside Precinct continues to improve, with an upgraded section of the footpath between Derby and William Streets reopening today.

Mayor Margaret Strelow said the work had been designed to tie into the previous stages of the Riverside Development.

“After Cyclone Debbie this part of the footpath was badly damaged.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to not only reinstate the footpath with eligible works jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), but also to add some improvements using Council’s capital budget.

“We have changed the existing asphalt surface to semi-exposed concrete with natural stone paving features, planted new trees and garden beds, added a handrail and installed street furniture.

“We have also made provision for smart poles to be installed in the future.

“The Riverside Precinct is a real gem for our region, and I am so pleased we are able to add yet another area for people to enjoy.”