Griffith is booming, according to Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi who said Council is currently progressing with more than $70M in infrastructure projects across the Local Government Area.
“You don’t have to look far to see a Council project – from the Southern Industrial Link Road, footpath construction in the villages, the Regional Sports Precinct, right through to affordable housing and the community centre – this Council is working hard to deliver essential services to our community,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“It has been an extremely busy year for Council staff and it certainly doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon with 2021 filled with ongoing and new projects.
“It is certainly a great time to live, work and play in Griffith!” he added.
Several projects are underway include:
Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre – 50m Pool
The 50m pool construction is on schedule with the formwork and reo being installed for the tiered seating, north and south concourses.
Concreting is to take place this week, including the third step to the tiered seating and two sections of the south concourse, the two sections of the east concourse and the two remaining south concourse sections and the last tiered seating step.
Sunday will see the closure of the entire complex as contractors will be installing the main switchboard and gas meter change over. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The design phase for the Stadium is nearing completion and the DA has been lodged. Council has completed the Expression of Interest process to identify a suitable pool of construction contractors who were invited to tender, with tenders opening earlier this month. Tenderers will be presented to Council in December/January 2021 and a contractor appointed, with construction expected to commence early 2021.
It is anticipated the facility will be completed by the end of 2021.
Yambil Street Upgrade
Stage 3 of the Yambil Street redevelopment is now underway in Griffith with B&C Plumbing being the successful Tenderer for Stages 3 and 4.
As part of the Stage 3 works, Yambil Street between Ulong Street and Daines Street will be closed from Tuesday 1 December 2020 until September 2021. The northern side of Yambil Street (Cater & Blumer side) will be upgraded first and the southern side will be open for traffic for the first half of the upgrade.
The construction of the new Community Centre is fully funded with the NSW Government funding $3.65M and Griffith City Council and Country Universities Centre – Western Riverina each contributing $440K, following years of lobbying by Griffith City Council and Griffith Community Centre Inc.
Contractors are on-site installing storm water and plumbing works in the building pad before constructing the slab. It is anticipated that the project will be finalised by the end of July 2021, ready for occupation.
General Manager Mr Brett Stonestreet said Council is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for this community.
“Staff are continually reviewing and assessing the needs of this community, and are actively seeking funding in order to deliver the services needed,” said Mr Stonestreet.
“Through these projects we are not only able to improve the lives of our community, but drive jobs growth across the region – every project needs hands on deck and whether it’s contractors or Council staff, millions of dollars is being injected into the local economy.”
You can keep up to date with all the latest Council projects on the website at www.griffith.nsw.gov.au