The Capella Street footpath reconstruction work between Herschel and Daintree streets has been undertaken, thanks to funding provided under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.
Just under 800 square-metres of footpath was demolished and replaced with a concrete and light charcoal finish, combined with an exposed honey-coloured aggregate for a pedestrian friendly surface.
The works comprised of the eastern corner of Capella and Daintree streets at the Post Office, the western side of Capella Street between Hershel to Daintree streets and an accessibility ramp at Rose Harris Park.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the upgrade of the footpath came following community feedback in 2018.
“Capella Street is the commercial activity centre of Clermont,” Mayor Baker said.
“The community feedback allowed us to see what people considered the areas most in need of improvement and to design the surface to suit their needs.”
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Works For Queensland had a great track record of kickstarting jobs and investment in the Isaac region, with the Council benefiting from $4.96 million over three rounds of the program.
“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work with Isaac Regional Council to deliver new infrastructure that supports employment in the local community,” he said.
Division 6 Councillor Lyn Jones wanted to thank the community for their patience and input with the footpath.
“The footpath was upgraded for safety and aesthetic reasons, while minimising disruption to the affected businesses and customers,” Cr Jones said.
Mayor Baker said the upgrade was only made possible through the W4Q program.
“Thank you to the Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe and the Palaszczuk Government for contributing $400,000 towards the project,” she said.
“The works significantly improve the amenity of our beautiful town.”