City of Mount Gambier will upgrade amenities and infrastructure at Frew Park and undertake road reconstruction works on Boandik Terrace as part of phase four of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) grant funding.
Council endorsed the two projects at its October Council meeting to the total value of almost $780,000 in Federal Government funding.
The Frew Park project will include the design and construction of new public amenities, driveway sealing, fencing and seating upgrades.
“The public toilets at Frew Park have reached the end of their useful life, so they will be demolished and a new facility will be built,” City of Mount Gambier Acting General Manager City Infrastructure Karl Manarangi said.
“We will seal the existing access road into the park as it gets very muddy and soggy after a lot of rain. The stormwater drainage system will also be assessed and rectified, and the picket fencing and seating will be replaced where necessary.”
Council will engage an external consultant with local heritage knowledge to undertake the design and contract management of the project.
Frew Park is a local heritage place which will require careful consideration during the design process. - Acting General Manager City Infrastructure Karl Manarangi
LRCI funding will also enable Council to fast-track road reconstruction works on Boandik Terrace from Crouch Street to Warren Street.
“This road was earmarked on Council’s asset management forward works program and we’re now able to address it a couple of years earlier than anticipated which is a great outcome,” Mr Manarangi said.
The projects will be delivered by June 2025.
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