Mareeba Shire Council wishes to advise residents about essential works to trim and remove a number of trees in Rotary Park, Mareeba to facilitate the installation of a sewer gravity main.
Mayor Angela Toppin explains, “Council is committed to conserving the park’s natural environment and will support the planting of native trees after the completion of the pipeline installation.”
“The routing that would have reduced the number of trees that had to be removed involved under boring part of the rail corridor. Unfortunately, approval could not be obtained from Queensland Rail to do this. However, the contractor has identified a route to minimise the tree removal.”
“The tree trimming and removal activities are scheduled to commence the week starting 21 August 2023, and to ensure safety, certain sections of Rotary Park will be temporarily closed to the public while the tree removal and pipeline installation is in progress.”
“Clearly marked signs and barriers will indicate the restricted areas and alternative routes and entrances will be designated to guide visitors through the area.”
“Council values trees for their social, environmental, and economic benefits and all efforts have been made to reduce the number of affected trees.”
“These works are part of a planned Council Infrastructure upgrade to supply and install a new trunk sewer pipeline to service our growing community in Mareeba. The entire project commenced in May 2023 and is expected to be completed in November 2023. The project is grant funded through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) via the Qld Resilience & Risk Reduction Funding Program (QRRRF),” Mayor Toppin concluded.
Council apologises for the inconvenience caused. For more information, please visit www.msc.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 1300 308 461.
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