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Work continues on Maclean Riverside Precinct

The Maclean Riverside Precinct is starting to take shape with all hands on deck.

Stonemasons are mid way though placing the 1200x600mm sandstone blocks to form the terrace steps and walls in front of the Courthouse Riverfront and 30 trees and more than 1000 shrubs and groundcovers have been planted along the Foreshore Promenade and Riverside Square. The Riverside Square located between the Maclean Hotel and levee is scheduled to be completed within the next two weeks with the completion of the garden edging, drainage and furniture.

Riverbank stabilisation and the additional carparks have been completed at the end of Wharf Street next to the courthouse.

The next stage of the project has already commenced with the demolition of the existing concrete footpaths and kerb and gutter along the northern side of McNaughton Place and existing walkway to the jetty.

Due to the construction works the northern footpath and parking along McNaughton Place will be closed. The boat ramp will remain open however the jetty next to the boat ramp will also be closed. These works are expected to take 6 to 8 weeks.

Project Manager Justin Menzies said “Unfortunately these closures are necessary to ensure the public’s safety during construction works.”

Mr Menzies said “The construction of the eight new car parks in the area was completed prior to this closure to try to prevent some of the congestion in the area.”

A new disabled parking space has been constructed next to the courthouse and more disabled parking is available in the carpark off Centenary Drive near the toilet block.