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17 April 2011

Ipswich City Council - Media Release

Ipswich City Council - Media Release

Tenders being called for Bell Street re-development

15 April 2011

BELL STREET will soon undergo a multi-million dollar re-development after tenders are called early next month.

City Works Committee Chairperson Councillor Trevor Nardi said the tender process would start in mid May.

"Tenders for the construction of the Bell Street re-development will include work such as replacing the existing footpath with coloured concrete, replacing the existing kerb and channel, increasing the number of bus stops, improving the safety and amenity of the precinct through improved lighting and increased security cameras," he said.

"The estimated cost of the project is $2.1 million, with joint funding between council and the Federal and State Governments.

"This work will improve the accessibility to the central business district shopping precinct not only for vehicles but for buses carrying passengers into the city.

"They also will make the Bell Street transit vicinity a safer place for all commuters, with improved facilities, lighting and shelter.

"Tenders will close in early June with the work expected to be completed in 2011-2012," Cr Nardi said.

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