The long-awaited redevelopment project has been approved for construction and funded under the provisions of the Kuranda Infrastructure Program (KIP).
Mayor Tom Gilmore said the project would improve the streetscape and correct footpath deficiencies that have manifested over time as the village has evolved as a tourist destination and visitor numbers increased. “The project forms part of Council’s ongoing commitment to systematically upgrade infrastructure to adequately service visitor demand and enhance Kuranda’s appeal as a world-class tourist destination,” he said.
Construction will commence on the lower Therwine Street on Monday 23 July 2018, with works expected to continue for a period of 12 weeks, weather dependent. At this time, works on upper Therwine Street are anticipated to commence in mid/late October 2018.
Construction will be undertaken by JMAC Constructions Pty Ltd.
The project team will be providing regular updates to the community via an email to the stakeholder engagement register. Any interested party may register their interest in being included by visiting the JMAC site office, Shop 10 Lower Therwine Street.
Council appreciates the patience and ongoing support of businesses, residents and visitors in delivering the project.