South Bank’s iconic Streets Beach and stream area will undergo improvement works from this Wednesday, 26 March, to July 2014 to make them even safer and more user-friendly. 

The works at Streets Beach will involve installing new paving, decking and seating around the beach and new handrails and ladders in wet areas at an estimated cost of $1.72 million through funding from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.

Works at the stream will involve re-shaping its edge and installing new, interactive play elements for children. Both areas will also receive new landscaping.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said that the works will greatly enhance some of Brisbane’s most-loved assets.

“South Bank is one of Brisbane’s most popular destinations, attracting an estimated 10 million visitors each year,” he said.

“Upgrading Streets Beach and the stream will not only help cater to continually increasing visitor numbers, it will also ensure that South Bank remains at the forefront for delivering year round, world-class experiences for visitors.”

Streets Beach will remain open during the works but sections of it will close occasionally to ensure public safety. The stream will remain closed for the duration of the works.

via Brisbane Marketing