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Maclean Riverside precinct under construction

The completion of the Maclean Riverside precinct is one step closer today after Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan turned the first sod on the project on Monday.

Monday’s event sees construction start on the $1.8 million project Kevin Hogan committed to funding last year. Work is underway at both ends of the precinct with the final stage of the project a walkway between the two projects that are currently under construction.

“This stage of the project will complete McLachlan Park at one end and the Court House Riverfront Heritage Precinct at the other end,” Mr Hogan said.

“Other work will include the Foreshore Promenade. Once this is completed the precinct will include a viewing platform, picnic shelter, seating and tables, access ramps, a riverside walk that will link the two ends of the park, terrace seating walls, lighting, shade tree and perennial planting.

“This is a great investment for Maclean.

“The revitalised foreshore will generate tourism and draw locals and visitors to Maclean for years to come, while delivering in the short term through the creation of a significant number of local jobs.”