Jun 29, 2018
Following recent ministerial approval of the Kuranda Township Masterplan, a number of projects
will be carried out to enhance and maintain the character of the Village and conserve the natural
environment while providing the necessary infrastructure to cater for the needs and demands of
increased visitor numbers and the community.
The $1.3M redevelopment of Therwine Street is part of the masterplan which is designed to
enhance the amenity of the Village and improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.
Mareeba Shire Mayor Tom Gilmore said the project forms part of Council’s ongoing commitment to systematically upgrade infrastructure to adequately service visitor demand and enhance Kuranda’s appeal as a world-class tourist destination.
"There has been significant consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including visitors and Kuranda business owners in the lead up to the development of the plan which includes the redevelopment of Therwine Street and other projects."
Cr Gilmore said recommendations from a comprehensive traffic study helped inform the current
design. "While community and business owners' expressed concerns over specific elements of the project, the final plans had to meet engineering and technical standards and Australian road safety guidelines."
Over $4 million will be spent in Kuranda over the next two years which will include the construction of walking tracks to the Barron Falls, the installation of new wayfinding signage, improvements to information technology, Centenary Park toilet block refurbishment and street furniture restoration.
Works will soon begin on re-developing upper Therwine Street with the lower part of the street to follow. Notice of works will be given two weeks prior to construction and further information can be found on Council's website.
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