Mayor Alec Sandner said that this facility has an architectural design that is sympathetic to the heritage listed surrounds.
“The facility will be built on parkland bordering Bridge and McCrae Streets and has been designed to reflect the historical significance of the adjacent site,“ he said.
“The project will not only provide a safe area at night with CCTV and lighting, but also a comfortable undercover area during the day with seating, toilets and family change facilities. It will also include a safe taxi queuing area.
“It will consist of three main elements: a fixed canopy above, a resurfaced area below and an amenities pod to one side with potential for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
“Local building company, Walsh & O”Meara Builders, is the preferred contractor for the project. We expect work to begin at the end of this month and to be completed by Christmas. The City will continue to work with surrounding businesses and key users to ensure the least disruption as possible during the construction process.
“This project is estimated to cost approximately $750,000 with the City contributing almost $360,000, the Victorian Taxi Directorate providing $197,000 and Regional Development Victoria contributing $200,000.”
Construction will begin this month.