The Crown Street Mall is changing daily with our contractor working hard to meet our target of completing the works by 31 October 2014.
Works to the Keira Street entrance of the Mall are nearing completion with paving in front of Forever New starting this week and the remaining paving works in the western Mall (including the front of 7 Eleven) anticipated to be finished by the end of the month.
If you’re visiting Crown Street Mall next week (ie week starting 25 August), you will see our new decorative LED lights starting to be installed between the light poles. There will be 204 of the 1.2m programmable lights throughout the Mall at the completion of the refurbishment.
The demolition of shop fronts on the northern side of Crown Street and in the north of Church Street has now started. Concrete is scheduled to be poured in front of businesses in these areas this week in preparation for paving works. Paving works will commence once the new concrete in front of shops has strengthened.
Simultaneously to shop front demolition works, our contractor is paving the tree trench in the centre spine of the Mall. Paving works to the tree trench in zone 11 (in front of the Greater Building Society) and zone 8 (in front of Australia Post) is continuing this week.
The concrete ground slab on the northern side of zone 7 (in front of Alexandar Michaels) is anticipated to be poured within the next week, weather permitting. Once the ground slab has strengthened, the solid construction fencing will be replaced with temporary fencing in preparation for the demolition of shop fronts at the end of the month.
Unfortunately, piering works in zone 12 (in south Church Street) were impacted by the rain on site. Piering works will continue this week. When the piers have been finished, our contractor will start to work on the footings for the terrace steps. Works in the intersection of Church and Crown Streets will start this Saturday night (23 August). The demolition and excavation works will be undertaken during both the day and night. The works are expected to take one week to finish.
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.