> Project overview
During 2011, Mackay Regional Council carried out extensive consultation with the community on targeting improvements within the public realm. In early 2012, Council adopted the City Centre Public Realm Concept which highlighted the need to reinforce the central ‘core’ of the City Centre and prioritised support for revitalisation.
Following successful application to the Federal Government for Regional Development Australia funding in 2013, further engagement was conducted with key stakeholders and the City Centre Taskforce with consultation focussing on the designs aspects of the revitalisation project.
The Master Plan is now in place and a project team established to implement the $18 million makeover of the City Centre core.
The City Centre Revitalisation Project focuses streetscape revitalisation efforts on the key intersection of Wood Street (between Gordon Street and River Street) and Victoria Street (between Sydney Street and Gregory Street).
The project aims to rejuvenate the city’s public realm and in doing so, improve the City Centre pedestrian experience, encourage more outdoor dining, enhance safety and provide attractive and functional places that complement the history and charm of Mackay.
The scope of the project has been grouped under three key developments:
> Master plan
The master plan for the City Centre Revitalisation Project is conceptual only and does not necessarily represent the final design layout. The scope and extent of the work may need to be reviewed based on the outcomes of the tendering process.
Download the master plan for the City Centre Revitalisation Project (PDF 1.48MB)
During March, 2014, project team members will visit all directly impacted businesses to discuss the Master Plan
and seek information particular to their business operations. Feedback will assist council and the contractor with
planning works to minimise disruptions to businesses as much as possible.
Additionally, council will be consulting City Centre businesses and the original artists from the existing Horizon
Project on the repurposing of any salvaged artwork. The importance of the existing public art will be reflected in a
community art project to be incorporated within the new streetscape.
Communication is important to council and every effort will be made to ensure businesses, property owners and residents are kept informed throughout the construction process.
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> Further information
Should you have any questions or for further information, we encourage you to please email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 MACKAY (622 529).
Download a print friendly version of the City Centre Revitalisation Project Update (PDF 1.95MB)