Last night the Clarence City Council voted to approve two contracts worth over $3.65 million for two infrastructure projects in Clarence, both due to start soon.

The Risdon Vale Oval public toilets and change-rooms project, awarded to Macquarie Builders Pty Ltd, includes the demolition of the existing unfit for purpose public toilet and change-room buildings and construction of a new public toilet and change-room building, spectator viewing area, accessible vehicle parking and pedestrian connection to Sugarloaf Road and surrounds.

The other approved project is the construction of the Bellerive Public Pier, located where Cambridge Road meets Victoria Parade in Bellerive, was awarded to Tas Marine Construction Pty Ltd.   The pier extends 105 metres into Kangaroo Bay and will be fully accessible and inclusive for people using wheel chairs, large prams and other mobility aids.

Clarence City Council Mayor, Doug Chipman, said that the accessible pier will enhance people’s enjoyment of the river and provide a focal point for visitors to take in the beautiful views.

“This positive decision to implement these two infrastructure projects and provide some stimulus into the local economy is much needed in the current environment,” said Mayor Chipman.

“These projects are important strategically for the city, for the health and wellbeing of our residents, and for the broader economy of the municipality,” he added.

The contracts had previously both been put out to public tender by the council.