Have your say on major upgrades to Normanby Street
Livingstone Shire Council is seeking feedback from key stakeholders and the wider community about future upgrades to Yeppoon’s Normanby Street.
Councillor Nigel Hutton, Portfolio Holder of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure, said the purpose of the consultation is to invite community input on the plans ahead of allocating a budget and commencing construction.
“The concept design shows that the project is proposed to be undertaken in two stages,” Cr Hutton said.
“Stage one, from Mary Street to Arthur Street, includes reconfiguration of the road to be two-way divided by centre parking with angle parking and trees on both sides of the road shoulders.
“From Arthur Street to Park Street a centre medium will be installed which won’t permit centre parking, however, new parking spaces are planned for Arthur Street.
“Roundabouts are proposed to be constructed at the Mary Street intersection and the Park Street, Ben Street and Adelaide Park Road intersection as part of stage two.”
Construction of stage one is expected to commence between 2023 to 2025, followed by stage two in 2025/26, subject to budget.
The project is estimated to cost $7 million with $1.9 million anticipated to be contributed by the State Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme, subject to approval.
Councillor Hutton said investing in these major upgrades will greatly improve parking and accessibility to the nearby businesses, and ultimately improve safety for residents and visitors to our shire.
“I encourage all residents to get involved and have their say on this important project,” Cr Hutton said.
Feedback from stakeholders and the community will be reviewed and considered during the detailed design phase.
Consultation is open now and closes 18 September 2022.
To take part in the survey, please visit https://getinvolved.livingstone.qld.gov.au/
Residents can also request a hard copy of the survey from Council’s Customer Support Centres or libraries.