Council calls for tenders on Miriam Vale redevelopment

THE wheels are in motion for the Miriam Vale redevelopment.

Gladstone Regional Council is calling for tenders to complete the first stage of $5 million spend on the town.

The project will be carried out in three stages across three financial years and includes a new toilet block, enhancing the railway station precinct and increasing grasslands, while preserving the historical trees.

Tenders close at 2pm on Thursday, August 13. 

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The redevelopment has been the subject of a long-running dispute, which was settled at the end of June.

Work on the development of the town centre was supposed to start in April.

In March the council warned the residents of Miriam Vale it might pull out of the $5 million commitment after members of the community aired objections to the spend.

A petition with almost 200 signatures was submitted to the council by Miriam Vale Lions president Larry Halbert.

The Lions Club has a long-term lease on the land at Alf Larson Park, and could have launched legal action to stop the redevelopment going ahead.

But in June the council confirmed issues of the land lease had been resolved and the project was on track to kick off in the second half of the year - if funding was confirmed in the upcoming budget.

No details of the agreement were given by the council.