Demolition crews are busy on-site as they pull down the last of the former Woolworths’ structure. This means that the tree line of the Riverheart Parklands is now visible from the top of the mall for the first time in decades.
The new Ipswich Central is one step closer to reality with the release today of the Master Plan revealing the most extensive redevelopment of the city centre in more than 30 years.
It’s been a fortnight of steady progress on the Ipswich Central redevelopment site as the former supermarket and adjacent vacant tenancies are demolished, the first step in reopening the future Ipswich Central to the river and parklands.
The interiors of the former 30-minute car park, the former Woolworths Supermarket and the adjoining tenancies from the former Harvest Market to the former A Lot of Books, have now been cleared out by Hutchinson’s Builders, with only the roof and frames still standing. It is anticipated that these will be demolished during the first weeks of April.
During the next 17 weeks, visitors to the Ipswich Mall will see big changes, as the supermarket facade is removed and the view to the Riverheart Parklands is opened up, and thousands of tonnes of rubble are removed from the eight-hectare site.
TWO new independent non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of Ipswich City Properties Pty Ltd (ICP). Gary Finnegan and Stuart Lummis come to the company with extensive experience in property development, project management and executive management.
Demolition works started today in Ipswich city centre to make way for a redeveloped central district which is forecast to create thousands of jobs, boost the local economy and provide the region with a vibrant, new urban hub.
The next phase of the Ipswich Central redevelopment is underway, with Hutchinson’s Builders back on-site to carry out preparation works for the demolition of Woolworths and the retail areas.
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Discussions are currently underway with demolition companies who have provided tenders for the next phase of the project. Works are continuing with the design of the future Civic Space; a community and family-friendly inner-city location where outdoor concerts and events will take place.