Armidale Regional Council is completing a $2.7 million reconstruction and upgrade of Guyra’s main street.
The project will be delivered in three stages. The project is focused around public safety and revitalisation of the main street.
Stage 1 included fuel tank remediation, structural awning review and detailed design.
Stage 2 of the project focuses on road reshaping and resurfacing, footpath repair and resurfacing, improved parking and mobility access, streetscape beautification with community art inclusions and the removal of electrical lines from shop awnings. Stage 2 works are planned to be completed by June 2020.
Council is currently working with essential energy on the removal of the power lines, a new power supply design and upgraded street lighting.
Stage 3 of the project comprises the road rehabilitation and footpath surface for Ollera and Nincoola Street to be completed 2020-21.
Council resolved in February 2017 to adopt the project’s concept plans.
Council has conducted extensive community consultation on the upgrade and finalised detailed designs in July 2018, incorporating new street lighting and replacement of all underground services such as water and sewerage mains, as well as CCTV and phone lines.
The upgrade also includes a community art project for the design and implementation of public artworks based on images provided by students of Guyra Central School. Some locations to receive artworks were defined in May 2020. The confirmation of the locations and the design phase will start in June 2020. The art project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2020.
In order to complete the remediation of the removed fuel tanks, complementary investigations on the underground water and soil are in progress. The groundwater monitoring wells have been installed and readings have been performed. The wells will have a second round of readings in two weeks. Soil samples have been taken during the wells installation and laboratory analysis has started. A final report is expected at the end of July 2020.
New timber seating has been installed along the main street.
The existing street stall will be replaced with a new one. The new stall is being ordered and the expected fabrication time is eight weeks.
Published on 24 Jul 2018