Demolition works in full swing

Issued Wednesday 9 May 2018

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Works to demolish the old Civic Centre and Narre Warren Library have commenced and are expected to be completed late 2018.

While these works take place, the central walkway between Bunjil Place, Casey ARC and Westfield will be closed (path between the old Civic Centre and old Narre Warren Library) and some carparking in the precinct will be impacted. There are alternative paths of travel available for pedestrians.

Wayfinding signage has been installed to assist visitors to navigate around the construction site.

The works will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include the demolition of the old Civic Centre and Narre Warren Library buildings and surrounding infrastructure. The second phase includes bulk earthworks, the construction of an additional 80 space carpark and re-establishing the area for public use.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett said that the contractors have now taken over the site and visitors to the Bunjil Place precinct can expect to see dramatic changes start occurring.

“The first few weeks of work will predominantly consist of the removal of external vegetation and internal demolition works to both buildings.”

“Following this the substantive external building demolition works will commence to enable the new carpark construction works to start.”

“During the works there will unfortunately be some impact to car parking in the precinct and we strongly encourage visitors to utilise the digital parking signs to locate available parking within the Bunjil Place precinct,” said the Mayor.

“The works are short-term pain for long-term gain as we will be constructing a new car park as part of the works, to deliver an additional 80 car park spaces on the site.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our visitors during this time and we are working to ensure these works are completed as quickly as possible and to keep disruptions to a minimum.”