Suburban infrastructure upgrade supports up to 20 local jobs

Date published: 13 April 2019

Townsville City Council crews will start an upgrade of the Boundary Street road shoulder on Monday.

The $2 million project will be delivered by Council crews and support up to 20 local jobs through the use of local subcontractors and suppliers.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the works include new kerb and channel, reconstructing pavement and asphalt resurfacing on the road shoulder.

“This is a busy road and the upgrade will ensure that it is in good condition for motorists for years to come,” Cr Molachino said.

“Council is committed to upgrading infrastructure right across our community to build a better city and create jobs for locals.”

Division 10 Councillor Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the project was expected to be completed by the end of June.

“These upgrades are important to deliver in an area which has such significant traffic volume,” Cr Walker said.

“I’m proud to be part of a team of Councillors delivering for our local community.”

Division 3 Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said new trees will be planted along some sections of the upgraded road, with any removal of vegetation minimised.

“This upgrade will not only make the road safer for motorists but it will improve the area for locals and pedestrians,” Cr Greaney said.

“Council is working to minimise any disruptions to locals as part of the project.”