The demolition of the former Batemans Bay Bowling Club is due to start from Monday, November 19, to make way for site offices, soil and gravel for the new bridge over the Clyde River.
Road and Maritime Services (RMS) have written to neighouring residents and businesses alerting them to the start of demolition and construction.
“John Holland Group is delivering the early work contract and will start work on Monday 19 November to build temporary project offices on the site of the former bowling club in the northern section of Mackay Park,” RMS said.
“This will include the demolition of the existing buildings.
“The site will be used for a community information centre, site offices, car parking, workshops and storage areas for materials including equipment, soil and gravel.
“Work will include installing fencing and environmental controls, carrying out earth work and demolishing the bowling club, constructing site offices and parking facilities and installing storage facilities.”
Planned work schedule
RMS said standard hours of work during the demolition and construction of the site would be between 7am and 6pm, Monday and Friday, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. John Holland may also work on the site outside of standard working hours and will notify the community in advance if this is required. Work on the site will be completed early 2019 and the site will be used for the duration of the project.
Community information centre
“The community information centre will be located within the site and be open to the public later this year,” RMS said. “The centre will provide community members with the opportunity to find out more about the project and speak with the project team. The centre will include a visitor car parking and pedestrian and wheelchair access.”
The room will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm from December 2018.
RMS warned “there may be some noise and disruption associated by the vehicles and machines required for this work including trucks, rollers, mobile cranes, excavators, power generators, hand tools and light vehicles”.
RMS said using the former bowling club site had benefits, including “convenient access to the information centre for community members, reduced heavy vehicle movements on the highway and on local roads compared to alternate locations and preparation of the site for any future redevelopment of the northern precinct of Mackay Park”.
“There may be some temporary traffic changes during the work to ensure safety of workers and motorists, RMS said. “Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.”
RMS said the project team could be contacted on 1800 870 119 or at BatemansBayBridge@jhg.com.au
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