We are now in the final month of major construction works for the refurbishment of Crown Street Mall. The site is continuing to change daily as we work to reach our targeted completion of the end of October 2014.
Works in the western Mall are now finished with street furniture, light poles and decorative lighting now installed. The 1.2m programmable decorative lights are currently undergoing final testing, before they are switched on. The decorative lights will have eight different programs which can be used for various events in Crown Street Mall including Christmas.
The remaining paving works in the northern end of Church Street are anticipated to be finished within the first two weeks of October. This will include the installation of six Illawarra Flame Trees, light poles and tree guards.
Paving works to shop fronts in the eastern Mall is continuing to progress. Light poles, street furniture and tree guards have started to be installed in the area and will continue to arrive on site throughout October. As each area in the eastern Mall is completed, the temporary fencing will be removed from site.
Construction of the terraces in southern Church Street has reached the next stage, with the application of the waterproof membrane being completed at the end of September, our contractor is now undertaking preparation works for the concrete pour in the space towards the middle of the month.
Shop front demolition works in the southern end of Church Street are anticipated to start on Tuesday 7 October and are anticipated to take two weeks to complete.
To prevent future disruption to shoppers and businesses, we’re working with Sydney Water, Telstra and NBN Co to replace and ageing water main and accommodate the NBN roll out.
We are refurbishing Crown Street Mall with the project part funded by a $5m grant from the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund.
The refurbishment of Crown Street Mall is anticipated to reach completion at the end of October 2014, weather and site conditions permitting.
We'd like to thank you for your patience during this exciting time for our City Centre.