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    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Makeover begins on Yeronga Priority Development Area

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    Makeover begins on Yeronga Priority Development Area

    Yeronga residents will soon see the landscape of the former TAFE campus change, with principal contractor Rosenlund Deconstruction Civil Engineering set to begin works to dismantle the site.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick said Rosenlund comes with demonstrated experience, and were awarded the work following a competitive tender process.

    “This is an exciting first step in the rejuvenation of the three-hectare Yeronga Priority Development Area (PDA) into an inviting, sustainable and connected community,” Mr Dick said.

    “Rosenlund has 50 years of experience and have successfully managed the dismantling of many large-scale Queensland developments, including the Gold Coast Hospital and Surfers International Beach Resort.

    “The company is committed to the health and safety of workers, residents and local businesses, and will carry out their work with minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

    “We have also engaged a licensed sub-contractor for the removal and cartage of identified asbestos from the site – works which will be undertaken in accordance with all relevant acts, regulations and guidelines.”

    Member for Miller Mark Bailey said it will be great to see the first step in the transformation of the underutilised site underway.

    “The proposed master planned development of the site will deliver a new community centre, diverse residential living, small-scale mixed-use retail space, and improved connectivity in and surrounding the area,” Mr Bailey said.

    “A permanent new home for the Yeronga Community Centre will also breathe new life into the suburb.

    “Demolition works are scheduled to coincide with the end-of-year school holiday period.

    “This will limit the impact on the neighbouring high school, and the general community.”

    Rosenlund Managing Director Neil Rosenlund said neighbouring residents can expect to see perimeter fencing installed and a temporary office set up on site next week.

    “We will then begin to disconnect services, install environmental controls and tree protections,” Mr Rosenlund said.

    For further details about the Yeronga PDA, visit qld.gov.au/yeronga and register your interest to receive project updates.

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