Wellington Street Depot Redevelopment

Investment $8.3 million
Goal4.4.4 Provide a level of amenity (quality and quantity) to match a growing population.
Strategic PurposeA major redevelopment of the Wellington Street Depot to restore it to a high-functioning operational base, with additional amenities, which will enable the consolidation of work teams to improve operational efficiencies and better service the community.

Townsville City Council is redeveloping the existing Wellington Street Depot to improve the efficiency of Council’s operations and better serve the community.

Upgrades include:

  • staff and public car parking areas
  • new undercover parking and storage areas
  • irrigation workshop and storage
  • refurbished administration building
  • site wide fire safety systems
  • new amenities building
  • refurbishment of existing storage shed
  • reinstatement of nursery.

The redevelopment will update and improve the quality of the aged facility, providing Council staff with a safe and healthy working environment, and ensure compliance with current Occupational Health and Safety and Building Compliance Codes.

The additional functionality of the new depot creates the opportunity to consolidate Council’s work teams to fully utilise the site. This consolidation will provide enhanced operational efficiencies and economic benefits, improve collaboration opportunities and free-up the existing Cranbrook depot site for community use by sporting clubs.

The community will further benefit from the additional public car parking areas for visiting Kokoda Memorial Pool or Anderson Gardens. A 35-bay car park will be added between Healy Street and Gulliver Street for the community, and 61-bay car park at the Depot Administration building.

To minimise noise from ongoing depot operations, design development included an assessment of vehicle movements required to enter / leave the depot site, with these areas designed to minimise use of reversing beepers.

Gabrielli Constructions has been awarded the contract, with works commencing Monday 13 March 2023 and scheduled to be completed by October 2023.

There will be periodic impact to the community and pedestrians accessing Kokoda Pool. The grassed footpath on Wellington Street will be periodically blocked where access points will be upgraded as part of the works.

All work areas will be delineated with traffic and site management controls. Council encourages all road users to follow Queensland road rules and the temporary traffic control signage directions along Wellington Street. As illustrated in the Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS) pedestrians must travel along the southern side of Wellington Street between Gulliver Street and the Mundingburra State School throughout the works.

An alternate pedestrian route from Mundingburra State School to Kokoda Pool is available via Anderson Gardens.