Published on 11 August 2016

Bulk earth works to commence next week

Fairbrother has now completed the demolition and recycling works of the former Council Chambers and old Repco building, paving the way for bulk earth works to commence next week, weather permitting.

The next stage of LIVING CITY Stage 1 construction works will involve the removal of an estimated 20,000 tonnes of rock and fill from the site over an eight week period, to ready the site for the pouring of building foundations.

Truck movements will be carefully managed to minimise disruption to traffic and will utilise the Oldaker Street construction site entrance.

Sale of Trees

Council is pleased to announce that is has sold a number of salvageable trees from the construction site, including two large palm trees and a weeping cherry.  The Devonport ratepayer has made a cash donation to the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club for the trees, as part of the Club’s LIVING CITY building salvage rights.

Rooke Street Car Park to close Monday 22 August

The Rooke Street Car Park is expected to be closed to the public on Monday, 22 August 2016, enabling the start of works on the multi-purpose civic building section of the site, next to the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre.

Council recommends regular users of the Rooke Street Car Park familiarise themselves with the other available nearby car park options including the Best Street ‘Pay As You Leave’ car park, Edward Street and Victoria Parade car parks, further details on which can be found here.

LIVING CITY boosts business activity

Meanwhile, The Advocate reporter Sean Ford has spoken with Devonport commercial property agent Alan Halliwell from Halliwell Property Agents about the impact LIVING CITY is already having on the local commercial property market.  You can read the story in full here.