Media Statement: Thursday 14 May, 2020
Woodford’s main street will start undergoing a $2.1 million makeover next month, supporting at least 15 jobs.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery said the Archer Street revitalisation works would ensure Woodford is ready to roll out the welcome mat for visitors on the other side of COVID-19 restrictions.
“This streetscape rejuvenation will deliver new garden beds, upgrade road surfaces, renew pathways and renewed storm water drains,” he said.
“We’ll also make carpark improvements between Margaret Street and Kropp Road.
“This is about backing those businesses who’ve been hit hardest by coronavirus closures, like retail, hospitality and tourism operators.
“I’m hopeful that the Woodford Folk Festival will be able to proceed later this year, which delivers hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefit for our region as Australia’s biggest music and culture festival.”
Division 12 Councillor Tony Latter said the works would enhance one of the region’s historic towns.
“Driving through the north-west of Moreton Bay Region is one of the most relaxing trips in our region, so it’s easy to see why Woodford needs to be a tourism hotspot,” he said.
“By beautifying the village Council is adding to Woodford’s appeal and investing in a tourism-led recovery while the street is quiet.
“We’ll be getting the contractors to work at night, so there’ll be no disruption to parking and we’ll minimise disruptions for local businesses.
“Improved pedestrian connectivity will allow people to make their way around to the shops and cafes safely within the service lanes without effecting the motorists travelling along the D’Aguilar Highway.”
Weather permitting, the project will be delivered in time for Christmas trading and the Woodford Folk Festival.
The tender was awarded to CES Civil SEQ Pty Ltd at today’s General Meeting.
More information on Moreton Bay Region projects can be found at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au