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Fraser Coast infrastructure projects get underway

11 March, 2019

The Fraser Coast Regional Council will carry out a series of projects this month to make local infrastructure more resilient and capable of supporting future growth.

Two timber bridges at Thinoomba will be replaced, a new retaining wall will be built along an important Maryborough road link and underground stormwater pipes will be installed at a Granville park.

Cr Denis Chapman said a $500,000 project to replace two timber bridges on Thinoomba Road with culverts would start this month and be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

“Thinoomba Road is a major access route for agricultural industries and links the Maryborough to Biggenden Road with Glenbar Road and Tiaro,” he said.

“The initial work will involve building side tracks around the worksites to maintain vehicles access along Thinoomba Road and then the bridges will be replaced.

“This bridge replacement project is one of many Council has delivered across the region with $4.4 million allocated over the last three financial years to replace and repair timber bridges.”

Cr Sanderson said the Council was also starting important infrastructure projects in and around Maryborough with a concrete sleeper retaining wall to be built along a section of Pallas Street over the next six weeks.
 
“This $50,000 project will be undertaken by Council’s carpenters and will limit further erosion of the slope,” he said.

Cr Sanderson said Council would also spend $140,000 to install 62 metres of underground stormwater pipe within Federation Park at Granville over the next two months.
 
“The project will extend the underground system greatly enhancing public safety and the usefulness of the park,” he said.

“It’s all part of Council’s plan to build better communities and ensure we have resilient regional infrastructure that will support and cater for future growth.”