Yandina gets a facelift – but no character loss
  • Thursday 07 April 2011

Changes to the town centre of Yandina being undertaken as part of council's Yandina Streetscape and Placemaking project, will reflect the ideals of local residents.

On Monday, (11 April) kerbing work outside the School of Arts Community Hall on Farrell Street will mark the start of Stage 1 of the project, but which will get under way proper on 3 May.

Beautification of the intersection of Farrell and Steven Streets is the primary feature of the works, which will also improve pedestrian and traffic safety.

But the main aim is to preserve and enhance the village feel of Yandina through improving its visual amenity and “entry statement” into the Steven Street heart.

Division 10 councillor Paul Tatton said he was pleased to see work starting.

“We have consulted with Yandina’s business sector and the residents through the Chamber and YADCA and I am looking forward to seeing the work completed,” he said.

“I know it will be a great outcome for the town; the community is close-knit and it is very caring about preserving all the elements which make Yandina what it is.

“We hear that message very clearly.”

Project manager Adam Stewart said all works should be completed by 30 June, weather permitting, with the School of Arts kerb work completed by 15 April.

“During construction, pedestrian property access may be affected for short periods,” he said.

“Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to restrict access.

“Your patience is appreciated during construction. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
“During construction of the underground road drainage in Stevens Street, part-road closures at the immediate works locations may occur for short durations during which detour routes will be sign-posted,” Mr Stewart said.