East Shores Redevelopment
East Shores development progresses
Photo: The early stages of construction at the East Shores Gladstone Coal Exporter’s Maritime Precinct are evident, with pile driving well underway.
Development of the $45M East Shores Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct is well underway, with general site-clearing and above ground demolition now complete.
The waterfront landscape continues to change with pile-driving activities in progress to construct the sheet piling wall along Auckland Creek.
Over the next eight weeks, works will focus on completing piling, in-ground works, and 30% of the viewing deck area.
Bulk earthworks will also commence during this period.
The project involves an exciting revitalisation of the water’s edge at Auckland Inlet and will include a water play park facility, BBQs, plenty of green spaces, a waterfront promenade and a boardwalk incorporating a viewing platform.
Hutchinson Builders have been commissioned to undertake the first phase of the development, which commenced in July 2013.
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About WICET’s Involvement
WICET has provided a $35 million investment towards Gladstone’s Auckland East Shore Development along Flinders Parade, which will see delivery of a much-needed world-class waterfront redevelopment.
Construction for the project has commenced and is being undertaken by Hutchinson Builders. Project Managers, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) anticipates Stage 1 will be in use by the 2013/2014 summer. This initial stage will feature a waterfront pedestrian boardwalk and fishing platform, a water play park, parklands, BBQ areas, a car parking area, and a walkway to Auckland Hill.
The $45 million project is jointly funded by WICET and GPC and will deliver a family friendly destination. It is expected future phases of the project will comprise a café, a new Ports Interpretative Centre, and outdoor amphitheatre for community events.
The project also boasts a Water Sensitive Urban Design, which will utilise rainwater to irrigate large lawn areas and building amenities.
The development will enhance the social aspects of Gladstone’s much loved harbour precinct, encouraging and opening its use by local residents and visitors to the region.
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