New Centralised Works Depot to Cut Long-Term Costs
Published 01 September 2021
Moreton Bay Regional Council is consolidating its three works depots to create one centralised facility to help reduce maintenance and operational costs.
Construction will start this month on a new $34.3 million-dollar works depot, intersection and road upgrade at Boundary Road in Narangba, with Council today awarding the contract to ADCO Constructions.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the move will help meet the current and future needs of Council staff and the Moreton Bay Region, and improve response times to requests by building a major works depot in the heart of the region.
“In less than 15 years, this region will have a greater population than Tasmania, and a greater demand for essential services,” Mayor Flannery said.
“To prepare for this growth we are consolidating our three old works depots at Petrie, Burpengary and Deception Bay into one centralised facility in Narangba.
“Part of this upgrade will include the construction of a new intersection to provide safe entry and exit points into the new depot.
“As well as rehabilitating approximately 950m of Boundary Road to improve the surface ahead of the new facility opening in mid-2023, weather permitting.
“While we need to spend now to make this change, the long-term savings for the community and Council will be significant.
“More than 320 staff will operate from this new facility, which will include greater storage, a fleet workshop and staff amenities for our Asset Maintenance crew.
“From upkeeping parks, to fixing potholes and cracked footpaths, and providing weed management, this team is out every day in every corner of the region.
“We care about our frontline staff, so it was important this new facility delivered a modern and sustainable space to provide a safe and more productive working environment for staff.”