Kempsey Shire Council will soon commence work on the next stage of the Clyde Street carpark redevelopment.
Following the completion of a new amenities block in the centre of the carpark before Christmas, Council’s construction crews will complete the final component of Stage One of the project with the installation of concrete surrounds, garden beds and footpaths near the new amenities.
Council’s Manager of Infrastructure Delivery, Dylan Reeves, said following this work Stage Two will see the construction of more footpaths, landscaped areas and a new road pavement in the carpark.
“It’s a comprehensive project that aims to renew the area and provide safer links to surrounding businesses for pedestrians and easier access for vehicles,” he said.
“Council has a traffic management plan in place for the project to ensure that throughout the duration of the work there will continue to be sufficient access to parking for businesses and shoppers.”
In 2018, Council engaged with business owners and the community around the needs for an upgrade to the Clyde Street carpark and toilet facilities.
Subsequently, the project was funded by a $225,000 NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund grant. Council anticipates completion of the project in April 2021, weather permitting.