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Getting off on the right foot-path

Clermont's Capella Street is set to receive a facelift under foot.

Work is beginning soon on improvements to the footpath between Herschel and Box Streets as part of Isaac Regional Council’s 2018-19 Building a Stronger Isaac Budget, with funding provided under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

The type of treatment for the footpath was chosen following feedback from Clermont business operators and the community in August last year. Exposed aggregate was the preferred choice, resulting in a lightly ground surface to display the honey stone and concrete colour for a pedestrian friendly surface.

Mayor Anne Baker said it was great to have the community involved in the process to help to identify concerns and give feedback.

“Capella Street is the commercial activity centre of Clermont. We wanted to upgrade the footpath for aesthetic and safety reasons, while minimising disruption to the affected businesses,” Mayor Baker said.

“The comments and conversations were invaluable and gave Council an opportunity to share the details of the project with the people who will be impacted by it. Thank you to everyone who participated.”

Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe said the Palaszczuk Government is pleased to be contributing $400,000 towards the project. “It’s another great example our how our $600 million Works for Queensland program is benefiting towns throughout regional Queensland, including Clermont. These improvements will significantly improve the amenity of the town for local residents and businesses, and I want to congratulate Isaac Regional Council on this initiative,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

Mayor Baker said the contract for the works had been awarded, with construction expected to commence in May.

“Council will be working with the contractor to minimise any disturbance to Capella Street businesses during construction, but if you do experience any issues, never hesitate to contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 ISAAC.”

Construction of the footpath is being spread over two financial years, with stage one comprising of the eastern corner of Capella and Daintree streets at the post office and the western side of Capella Street between Hershel to Daintree streets. The area of the footpath for stage one is 794 square-metres, with the remaining 788 square-metres being completed in 2019-20.


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28 February 2019