Upgrades underway for Gracemere’s main street footpath

Published on 08 February 2019


Gracemere’s main street will receive a facelift over coming months thanks to a $500,000 grant from the State Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

Works will commence next week to construct a new concrete footpath and kerb and channelling along Lawrie Street, between Conaghan Park and Russell Street, which will significantly enhance the appeal of the main street.

Disability access into the businesses will also be improved with new ramps in addition to more seating, bins and trees.

Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchcliffe applauded the council for delivering the project for the Gracemere community.

“These works will generate fantastic benefits for the community by improving safety, increasing liveability and sustaining jobs,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“This is exactly the type of project the Works for Queensland program is designed to support and is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when our two levels of government work together.”

Council’s Chair of Infrastructure, Tony Williams, said he was pleased to see the project going ahead as a result of funding received from the State’s W4Q program.

“Yet again, the Works for Queensland Program is helping us deliver so many projects throughout our Region that make a real difference, and the upgrade to the Lawrie Street footpath is one project in particular that we are pleased to see get underway,” Cr Williams said.

“Our Council crews will start construction next week and the entire footpath is expected to be complete at the end of April.”

Divisional Councillor, Ellen Smith, thanks the businesses for their patience while Council delivers this much needed upgrade for Gracemere.

“While we know this project is long overdue, we understand that it also involves the support of local businesses and we really appreciate their patience and positivity towards this project,” Cr Smith said.  

“The footpath in front of the shops has seen a number of mismatched surfaces laid over time with different pavements and bitumen, so the new concrete footpath will give the street a much tidier and uniformed look.”