Construction will soon be underway for the Narangba Depot Precinct, a multi-million dollar project that includes a new works depot with intersection and road upgrade at Boundary Road.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has invested $34.3-million for the project, expecting that the move will help meet the current and future needs of Council staff and the Moreton Bay Region, as well as improve response times to requests by building a major works depot in the heart of the region.
The consolidation of three old works depots at Petrie, Burpengary and Deception Bay into one facility is expected to help reduce maintenance and operational costs in the region.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the new facility, which could accommodate up to 300 Council staff, is part of the Council’s preparation for the growth of Moreton Bay.
“In less than 15 years, this region will have a greater population than Tasmania, and a greater demand for essential services,” Mayor Flannery said.
Designed by PDT Architects, the precinct includes a new three-storey office building, a warehouse, store, workshop with space for 10 vehicle bays, wash bay with four wash bays and two vacuum bays, a fuel station, a pump house and services building.
“The architectural approach to ensure optimal performance was to review orientation opportunity, to mitigate unnecessary heat gain and glare into office spaces, in particular, and further to the workshop, store and warehouse to improve internal environment and working conditions for all staff across the Depot,” said PDT Architects.
Part of this upgrade will include the construction of a new intersection to provide safe entry and exit points into the new depot. It also includes the rehabilitation of approximately 950m of Boundary Road to improve the surface before the new facility opens.
ADCO Constructions has been awarded to do the project. Depending on weather and construction conditions, the new facility is expected to open in mid-2023.