The Edith Street Undercover Walkway was in important feature of the Innisfail Strategic Masterplan.
This important project now enters its next stage. Please see below some of the key questions regarding this project.
Where is the Art Deco?
Council wants the existing Art Deco styling of Innisfail to remain the showpiece of the town and as such this structure is designed in a way that doesn’t compete with the Art Deco character of the Town. The posts of the structure will feature Art Deco Styled Anodised Aluminium Wraps that will add character to the posts. This option allows this feature to be updated over time without influencing the main structure.
What will the underside of the roof be made from?
The underside of the structure will feature beautiful timber purlins with colourbond sheeting placed directly on top of the purlins. Timber sections will be installed on top of the arch between the purlins to eliminate birds nesting on top of the arch.
How will rain be kept out near the shop fronts?
A gutter is proposed on the northern side is under the existing blinds and will be 24mm from wall. On the southern side the gutter is proposed over the existing awning.
Why timber and what maintenance will be required?
Timber is a beautiful natural product that has a relationship with the historic timber industry of the area. The timber is Australian grown timber and to highlight the natural beauty of the timber it will be painted with clear sealant and will require repainting at 10-15 years, the timberwork is fully shaded and weather protected.
Will there be lighting?
LED lighting will be installed to the underside of the structure. The lighting will provide lighting for pedestrians and allow for the illumination of the structure.
Is the structure high enough for trucks and emergency vehicles?
Yes, the clearance from the road to the structure is greater than 4.8m. Under the National Heavy Vehicle Law vehicles over 4.6m high require and excess dimension permit and will not be permitted to drive under the structure. The design guidelines issued by Queensland Fire and Rescue Service recommend a minimum height of 4.8m.
Will the project interfere with the Feast of the Senses?
Works on the project will commence after the Feast of the Senses ( March 28 -31) and will not interfer with ANZAC Day 2019
Why is the walkway going in this location?
The location of the walkway was selected based on community consultation undertaken as part of the Innisfail Strategic Masterplan.