Demolition work starts on Warrick Lane redevelopment

Published on 12 April 2019

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The transformation of the Blacktown CBD has taken another step forward with demolition crews moving into the Warrick Lane redevelopment site.

Hoardings and scaffolding have been erected around the buildings at the corner of Main St and Warrick Lane.

Demolition contractor Mercon took possession of the site at the beginning of the month and installed extensive signage advising of the demolition work and the provisions for the safe removal of waste materials.

Work started in earnest last week with crews preparing the site for demolition of the old buildings ahead of construction of the 450-space underground car park, new town plaza and buildings flanking the plaza.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said: “Your Council has insisted that the demolition contractors put in place strict dust, noise and vibration minimisation measures.

“These measures include wetting down areas, regular sweeping of paved roads, strict controls on the loading of trucks, truck speed limits and truck loads being covered at all times.

“The site will be sealed off from the surrounding area and specialist asbestos disposal measures are being put in place and will be rigorously enforced to ensure complete public safety,” Mayor Bali said.

The latest demolition work involves the removal of non-structural materials from inside the buildings. Light weight trucks will be used to transport the material and those trucks will enter and exit Warrick Lane via Sunnyholt Road.

Demolition of the buildings is scheduled to take three months ahead of the excavation and construction of the underground car park.