Tracey Joynson

Acoustic barrier to shield retirees from construction noise

AN ACOUSTIC barrier is set to shield retirees from construction noise as Stockland's $115 million redevelopment gets under way.

About 300 residents of the Golden Shores Retirement Village gathered at a specially convened information and briefing session last week to discuss the redevelopment.

Michael Buchanan, Stockland's development manager on the Hervey Bay redevelopment project, said the session was an opportunity for residents to meet with the leaders of the project.

"After a presentation outlining the design of the redevelopment and its features, the team discussed residents' ongoing access to the shopping centre and the construction schedule," Mr Buchanan said.

Mr Buchanan said construction for the acoustic barrier, which will be adjacent to the Urraween distributor and bordering Stockland, would start towards the end of May.

He said the barrier meant residents at the Golden Shores Retirement Village will need a new route to access the shopping centre and that was communicated at the meeting.



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