Suburban spruce up to support 25 local jobs

Date published: 19 December 2018

Townsville City Council is giving Nathan Street a major make-over, with the project supporting up to 25 jobs for locals.

Local construction company Transcape was awarded the $1.56 million tender for the Nathan Street Enhancement Project to revitalise the streetscape between Dalrymple Road and Charles Street.

Local Councillor Kurt Rehbein said the project would revitalise the area by installing gardens and planting more trees.

“New garden beds, over 140 trees and around 10,000 shrubs will be planted as part of the project,” Cr Rehbein said.

“The make-over will greatly improve the look of the area and provide shade along the road for future footpath upgrades.

“This project will be a big win for local residents.”

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the $600 million Works for Queensland program was delivering fantastic results in Townsville.

“The Nathan Street project has given this part of Townsville a new lease on life and it epitomises what the Works for Queensland project is all about,” he said.

“This outstanding program is already supporting more than 10,000 jobs, as reported by local Councils – all of them in regional Queensland.

“And not only that, Works for Queensland is also delivering new and improved infrastructure like the Nathan Street project.

“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in new infrastructure in North Queensland to give locals the amenities they expect and deserve.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino thanked the Queensland Government for funding the project under the Works for Queensland Project.

“It’s great that new infrastructure is being delivered to the area while supporting jobs for locals,” Cr Molachino said.

“This project will provide work for up to 25 locals which is great for our local economy.

“Work is expected to start in late January and continue through to May.”