The Normanby Street reconstruction project will deliver improved safety and efficiency for road users and improved connectivity of pedestrian and cycle pathways in the Yeppoon Central Business District.

Council is nearing the final planning stages of the project, with concept drawings to be released to the general public in the near future. Normanby Street will undergo a full road reconstruction, including:

  • Watermain replacements
  • New pavement and asphalt
  • New kerb and channel
  • Stormwater upgrades
  • Formalised parking spaces
  • New, wider footpaths
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Formal bike lanes
  • Underground power
  • Trees and garden beds

Stage 1

Normanby Street trunk watermain replacement.

Council will soon begin works to replace the existing trunk watermain along Normanby Street, from Spring Street to Mary Street.

The construction team will soon begin open-trenching to replace the existing trunk watermain, from the west of Normanby Street starting at Spring Street moving towards the east, finishing at the Mary Street.

Construction impacts will be kept to a minimum, with the affected roadway being reinstated and reopened to traffic as work progresses. The team aims to install 12-18 metres of pipe per day however this is dependent on ground conditions, other existing underground services and weather conditions.

Work is schedule to be completed by December 2023 (subject to weather and unforeseen construction delays).

Stage 1 Traffic impacts

Road closures will be in effect along Normanby Street as the construction crew moves along the watermain alignment.

Reduced traffic flow is expected. Parking spaces will be temporarily unavailable as construction advances along the new pipeline alignment.

Any businesses with reduced access or direct traffic impacts will be visited by a member of the project team prior to commencement of works.

Station Quarter Laneway Project, between Arthur Street and James Street.

Council has begun works to construct a laneway and pathway between Arthur Street and James Street.

The construction team is currently upgrading the sewer network and stormwater systems, starting at James Street in front of the Yeppoon train station and moving towards Arthur Street.

Work is schedule to be completed by April 2024 (subject to weather and unforeseen construction delays).

Traffic impacts

Minimal impacts to road users is expected. There will be some short term footpaths closures with alternate walkways provided.