The second and final stage of the Crown Street Mall refurbishment is now underway.
The refurbishment will make the region’s shopping hub a modern and vibrant place for the community to enjoy and it is an integral part of revitalising our City Centre.
The Crown Street Mall refurbishment is part of a broader strategy to revitalize the City Centre, and is just one example of our work towards improving ageing infrastructure across the city through the Securing Our Future
Wollongong City Council is refurbishing the Crown Street Mall with the project part funded by a $5m grant from the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund.
Stage Two of Major Construction: February - October 2014
Solid construction fencing has been installed in the Mall from Kembla Street moving west to the David Jones bridge and includes Church Street. To progress works quickly, our construction company will have multiple work fronts and will be working Monday – Saturday from 7am until 12 midnight, with loud machinery works stopping at 10pm to accommodate nearby residents.
Works will include the following:
- Demolition of remaining infrastructure, including trees, furniture, planter boxes and the concrete footings of the fountains underground.
- Relocation of underground services and connections
- Excavation of tree pits
- Remaining connection works to water main services
- Construction of concrete slabs
- Paving works
- Installation of street furniture, trees, lighting and public art.
The current nation-wide work ban on Telstra Pits prevented some works from being completed in 2013. This resulted in temporary surface material in front of businesses on the southern side of the Mall between Keira Street and the David Jones bridge. We are currently working with Telstra and the area will be completed as part of the stage two works.
To prevent future disruption to businesses and the community, Council is working with NBN to coordinate the NBN rollout simultaneously to the Mall refurbishment.
The refurbishment of Crown Street Mall is anticipated to reach completion by October 2014.
Council would like to thank the community for your patience during this exciting time for our City Centre.
For more information on the refurbishment contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.
For more information on the NBN rollout through Crown Street Mall contact 1800 687 626.