As well as the revitalisation of Brockman Street, this component encompasses the transformation of Rose and Giblett Streets in the town centre, into a town square. This will be done via a number of streetscape enhancements and beautification such as road infrastructure and drainage, landscaping, street furniture and integration into the Manjin Park Precinct. The concept aims to attract a range of retail operators, in particular, those who have the potential to capitalise on the increased investment in agriculture and food tourism potential in the region.
See the Brockman Street concept designs.
In 2015, the painting of the buildings in 'Art Deco' style was finished. In addition, a streamlined signage style and building facade was designed, constructed and installed.
Elements include the upgrade of Brockman Street, based on the aforementioned concept that was developed in 2013, which includes the upgrade of services, road works, landscaping and street furniture. The Manjin Park Precinct will also be upgraded to enable integration of this area into Coronation Park and the town centre.
A request for quote to install the roofing material has been completed, with several submissions received. Karamfiles Builders has been awarded the contract, representing best value for money for the Shire. Installation will take approximately 15 days of favourable weather to complete. Further information regarding the installation and any impact on the local road network or footpaths will be provided in due course.
A detailed request for quote process for the civil works has been completed, with the balance of the works now awarded to TRACC Civil under WALGA preferred supplier arrangements. TRACC Civil recently completed the replacement of the water main in Brockman Street and will now be completing all remaining civil works within the street including, but not limited to, the installation of new drainage infrastructure, kerbing, road surface and exposed aggregate footpaths.
This work commenced in the second week of June 2019 and it is anticipated that it will be completed within six to eight weeks.
As specified within the request for quote documentation, TRACC Civil are required to complete the required works with the intention of minimising impact on business in Brockman Street as much as possible, however, there will be times where road closures will simply be unavoidable. Further details regarding the potential closures are currently being finalised with TRACC Civil. Confirmation of the proposed closures will be provided as soon as possible.
Following completion of the works by TRACC Civil, electrical works; including lighting, landscaping and furniture installation will be finalised.