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Nicholas St update: Let there be light…in the trees

The year might be winding down but the workforce on the Nicholas St redevelopment continues to wind up, with 105 people now working across the site.

This week, the focus along Nicholas Street has been the continuation of paving work as well as tactile, bollard and lighting installation.

For the first time since the redevelopment began, passersby have been given a glimpse of what the precinct will look like after dark.

Lights have been placed in mature trees along the street and will help create an inviting atmosphere when the precinct opens.

Concrete slab reinforcement work in progress.

The vision for the Nicholas St is for it to become a vibrant business and community precinct.

It will eventually include alfresco dining offerings along Nicholas Street as well as a civic plaza.

For crews working on the new civic plaza and library, this week has been about completing the fifth pour for the library floor slab.

Other work has included preparing for the sixth pour as well as slab cut out work for lifts and stairs.

A dirt ramp to Bremer Street has been removed.

A dirt ramp to Bremer Street has now been removed, and the jump form system for the new council administration building is almost complete.

Other work taking place on the new council administration building part of the project this week included:

  • Ongoing detail excavation.
  • Ongoing structural reinforcement to inground structures.
  • Ongoing concrete pour for footings.
  • Ongoing underground stormwater treatment tank and backfill work.
  • Ongoing in ground drainage.

Businesses in the Nicholas St precinct remain open during construction and will host a special VIP Christmas shopping event this weekend.

Also read:

>> Time lapse reveals pace of change in Nicholas St precinct

>> Video previews future of Nicholas St precinct

The jump form system for the lift and stair core of the new administration building is almost finished.

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  1. Loving the tree-lights in the new Nicholas Street Mall – excited to find out what new retailers will be operating in our city centre!

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