Brisbane Street Mall redevelopment to be completed ahead of schedule

The Baker Group's Nigel Baker, mayor Albert van Zetten and Treasurer Peter Gutwein in the Brisbane Street Mall. Picture: Scott Gelston
The Baker Group's Nigel Baker, mayor Albert van Zetten and Treasurer Peter Gutwein in the Brisbane Street Mall. Picture: Scott Gelston

The Brisbane Street Mall redevelopment is on track to be finished in mid-September, according to Baker Group. 

Part of City of Launceston’s City Heart Project, preliminary works for the project began in March, with the first sod turned at the end of April.

Baker Group director Nigel Baker said the construction would be finished ahead of schedule.

“We’ve been working day and night across the last four weeks to bring the date forward,” he said.

“The structures are now in place which was a significant milestone for the project.

"Throughout the next month and a half, we will continue to do the paving day and night, while also bringing together the street furniture.”

The upgrade includes the construction of a new play area with landscaping, seating and shelters.

Mr Baker said the support they had received from the retailers in the area had been “fantastic”.