Roof setback hits upgrade

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The Brockman Street upgrade is in its final stages, but there has been a delay in the roofing.
Camera IconThe Brockman Street upgrade is in its final stages, but there has been a delay in the roofing. Credit: Holly Thompson

Building Code of Australia changes have caused a delay in the Brockman Street roofing material receiving certification under Australian Standards.

Certification is needed for the building permits to complete the roof.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said the permits were needed for the western-most roof, while a fire engineering report was finalised for the two other remaining roof sections.

“With the exception of some minor works, the civil works have recently been completed,” he said.

“This has allowed the shire to proceed with the planting of the garden beds and the installation of street furniture and bins.”

Installation of the roofing material on the western roof should start within the next few weeks.

Remaining works include TRACC Civil completing a detailed clean-up, attending to some minor items and installing the new line markings, including the reinstatement of the pedestrian cross walk lines adjacent to Giblett Street.

The council is also waiting on an additional order of solar lighting bollards to complete works adjacent to the alfresco dining area.

Other works include the finalisation of the lighting design and waiting approval from Western Power to remove the above-ground galvanised cabinet adjacent to the intersection of Brockman Street and Guadagnino Lane.

“Some road closures will be required to ensure a safe working environment,” Cr Omodei said.

“Advice relating to the road closures will communicated directly with business owners located in the street and to the general public via Facebook and Antenno.”

Cr Omodei said feedback from the public about the upgrades to Brockman Street had been positive. “The project is due to be completed by 30 September 2019,” he said. “Subject to all necessary approvals being in place, we are still hopeful that installation of the roofing material will be completed by then.”

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