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Work begins on Lyceum demolition following exhaustive process

Published: 17th July 2019

Longreach Regional Council has awarded a tender to safely demolish the remains of the Lyceum Hotel on Eagle Street following a thorough regulatory and tender process.

The works are scheduled to commence on Friday, July 19, subject to pre-start safety checks, and will take approximately two weeks to complete. In a hand-delivered letter, this week Council is informing the businesses and residents in the immediate vicinity of potential disruption to traffic and parking.

Council says it will endeavour to keep traffic and parking restrictions to a minimum; although some small disruptions may be unavoidable. It is expected that these disruptions would only impact Eagle Street and Crow Lane adjacent to the site.

The demolition will require the safe removal of asbestos-containing-material present on the site. Council says the contractor, Abyss Demolition, is a specialist in projects of this nature and employs management systems that comply with all relevant standards. 

In his letter, Mitchell Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, says the demolition will be carried out with safety in mind.

“The work will be conducted in line with industry standards and in accordance with all applicable environmental and public health guidelines. Furthermore, at all stages during the demolition dust monitoring will be carried out by a hygienist who will be on-site to monitor air quality and public safety.”

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