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Council transformation of Eagle Lane gets underway

04 April, 2013

Council transformation of Eagle Lane gets underway

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering Council’s latest Vibrant Laneways program, with construction works now underway to transform Eagle Lane into an artistic, pedestrian-friendly outdoor space.

Neighbourhood Planning Chairman Amanda Cooper said works had commenced on the $800,000 rejuvenation project, which would create a new public meeting place in the laneway.

“Creating a vibrant City Centre with more pedestrian friendly spaces to meet and relax is essential to the long term economic success of Brisbane,” Cr Cooper said.

“The Eagle Lane Vibrant Laneway project is part of our strategy to breathe life into underutilised areas of the city, and create more public space, commercial opportunities and pedestrian routes to cater for our growing population and visitor numbers.”

Cr Cooper said the works would see the current roadway removed and replaced with a raised paved concrete surface.

“On completion of the road works, new modular furniture will be installed alongside five artwork light boxes, showcasing the works of award winning contemporary artist Sue Kneebone, who has recently exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia,” she said.

“Her ‘Things to Come’ exhibition will add to Council’s continuing delivery of temporary artwork exhibitions in the city centre.

“The light box gallery on Hutton Lane displaying the works of Kirsti Arnold, was the first of these public art exhibitions, with more temporary art installations on their way in Edison and Burnett Lanes.”

‘Things to Come’ will exhibit for three months as part of Council’s temporary art light box program, following which a new exhibition will be showcased.

Cr Cooper said Council would be encouraging commercial ground floor activation of the properties adjoining Eagle Lane, once the construction works were complete.

“We are confident Eagle Lane can be just as successful as Burnett Lane, with its inner city location and extensive rejuvenation program making it an ideal place for people to socialise.”

Eagle Lane has been closed to the public while works are being carried out. Works are scheduled for completion in late May, weather permitting.

For further information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call phone Council on (07) 3178 5317.



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