Work on The Riverlink Building, a key part of the $9.92m second component of The Levee Development, will commence next week. The project costs are being met through grant funding from the NSW Government Restart NSW Resources for Regions program.
The new Riverlink Building will connect High Street to the banks of the Hunter River. It will also see the creation of public open space, public art, new amenities and a café.
Council’s General Manager David Evans says ‘It has been a little over 12 months since Council officially opened The Levee Development Component One to vehicle traffic, which has seen the space blossom with activity. Although preliminary work on elements of Component Two began in June, the focus now shifts to work on The Riverlink Building, which will further help in transforming the space into the premier lifestyle precinct for Maitland.
‘It’s great news that work is starting on The Riverlink Building. The community has really embraced The Levee and this project will strengthen the city’s historic relationship with the Hunter River’.
Graph Building (Graph) has been contracted to deliver the project on behalf of Council, who will work closely with them to ensure that construction is completed successfully with minimal disruption to traders and building owners within The Levee Shared Zone.
‘There is a lot of work to do between now and when the project is completed, however the end product will be an incredible space that adds to the range of leisure options already available in Central Maitland’, added Mr Evans.
Initial works will include the disconnection of services, removal of existing building awnings and the demolition of the three buildings where The Riverlink Building will eventually stand.
The Riverlink Building is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
For more information about The Levee visit theleveemaitland.com.au