Old TAFE buildings are being demolished for Maryborough High’s new trade trading centre.
Old TAFE buildings are being demolished for Maryborough High’s new trade trading centre. Jocelyn Watts

Old TAFE buildings tumble

FOUR old TAFE buildings being demolished by the Queensland Government will make way for Maryborough High School’s new trade training centre.

Demolition of the buildings, footpaths and other structures at the site on the corner of Ferry and Sussex streets has been under way since mid-December.

A Department of Public Works spokesman said the first stage of the process included the removal and off-site disposal of materials containing asbestos.

Block four and six of the old TAFE were demolished in December but the front facade of block six was kept in place to help control dust and debris levels during the demolition of block five.

Block five is the next building to be demolished, followed by the facade of block six and lastly block seven.

The entire demolition process is expected to be completed by mid-February.

Brisbane-based company Paterson Demolition was contracted by QBuild to carry out the work.

The entire site will be cleared and levelled once demolition of the buildings is complete.

The Department of Public Works spokesman said independent hygienists were supervising to ensure all work undertaken was in accordance with relevant legislation and codes of practices.



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