Dubbo’s Elston Park amenity unit underway | Daily Liberal

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A new amenities unit for popular Elston Park is taking shape, and work is expected to be completed in a few weeks. Dubbo Regional Council recreation and open spaces director Ian McAlister said construction on the new facility, which costs $ 315,000, began in early December. The equipment unit will include two unisex mobile toilets, one unisex accessible toilet, a changing room and a disabled toilet with an automatic sliding door. Work was currently suspended during the holiday period, which had allowed the playground and water park to be open during the Christmas holidays, McAlister said. Work would resume in mid-January and construction is expected to be completed in late January or early February, he said. The project provides work for local and regional businesses. The successful bidder was Pureablue, located at 54 Seaton Street, Armidale NSW, McAlister said. It supplied the prefabricated unit and hired local suppliers for the earthworks, concreting, electrical and plumbing works, he said. The council also hired local contractors to undertake associated work including Bob Cats R Us for earthworks, Porters Plumbing and Gas Fitting for plumbing, Macquarie Electrical for electrical, Josh Semmler Building Projects Dubbo for construction work. concrete, Dubbo Landscaping for the granite road works and Scott McNamara. Dubbo landscaping for lawn work. Mr McAlister said the existing facility on the east side of the park is nearing the end of its useful life and once the new unit is commissioned, planning for its closure and removal will begin. “The removal of existing amenities is also the result of recent signage work at the intersection of Cobra and Fitzroy streets,” he said. “Due to the construction, there is a limited number of parking spaces along Fitzroy Street for people to access amenities. This was part of the decision to move amenities closer to the playground and water park. “The removal of equipment will be uploaded to the supplier panel so that local contractors can submit quotes for the work. The project is funded under the Playground Improvement Program and Disability Inclusion Program to provide better access to equipment, playground and water in the park through the provision of a system of connected paths. “Disabled parking on Gipps Street has also been provided as part of this overall project, and it is expected to be delivered within budget.”



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