25 local jobs supported through streetscape spruce up

Date published: 4 April 2019

Work is underway to spruce up one of Townsville’s busiest suburban streets – supporting up to 25 local jobs.

The Nathan Street Enhancement Project will revitalise the streetscape – including new garden beds, irrigation systems and plantings – between Dalrymple Road and Charles Street.

Townsville City Council awarded the contract to local company Transcape and will support 25 local jobs.

The project received $1.56 million in funding for the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Local Councillor Kurt Rehbein said the project will make a huge difference to the appeal of the area.

“The new trees will provide more shade and the shrubs will help beautify the street,” Cr Rehbein said. 

“Nathan Street is an extremely busy local road and the project will be a big winner for locals and motorists driving through the area.

“This is a project I’ve pushed for since being elected and I’d like to thank the Queensland Government for providing $1.56 million in funding.”

Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said the Nathan Street Enhancement Project was another example of the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council collaborating to make communities even better and creating local jobs.

"This project will make a huge positive change to the local area with more shade and plants along Nathan Street," Mr Harper said.

"Importantly, this project is supporting 25 local jobs by awarding the contract to a Townsville-based firm."

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the project would also support 25 local jobs.

“Local company Transcape is on the ground working to complete this important project,” Cr Molachino 

“Not only will this project deliver a significantly improved streetscape, it is providing a boost to our economy by supporting 25 local jobs.

“The project is expected to be completed in mid June – depending on the weather.”