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.
Cameron Dick, minister for state development, manufacturing, infrastructure and planning, 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,” Dick said.
“Roselund 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.”
According to Mark Bailey, member for Miller, 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,” Bailey added.
“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.”
Roselund managing director Neil Rosenlund said neighbouring residents can expect to see perimeter fencing installed and a temporary office set up on site soon.
“We will then begin to disconnect services, install environmental controls and tree protections,” Rosenlund concludes.