Start of Demolition

The next phase of the project involves finalising the design documentation ready for construction, and demolition of the existing presbytery, parish administration building and school buildings in preparation for construction.

Demolition is expected to commence this week, weather permitting. Richard Crookes will access the site via Cambridge Street, and there will be no impact to the continued access to the OLHC Church without prior notification. The amenity block on Oxford Street will remain. This means the school bus pick-up location will not be impacted through the demolition phase. Importantly, OLHC Church will remain open for prayer, and that the Vigil and Sunday Masses will continue. However, given the noise of demolition and excavation, it is likely that weekday Masses during construction hours will be suspended, with more details to be provided in the parish bulletin in the coming weeks.

Pedestrian pathways will be maintained along Oxford Street and Cambridge Street, with traffic controllers present during construction hours to halt pedestrians whilst construction vehicles are entering or exiting the site. Demolition works are restricted to Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00am to 5.00pm. No demolition works will be undertaken on Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays.

Construction is expected to start in September once demolition is complete, the design document is finalised, and a Construction Certificate has been obtained.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Stockland team on 1800 466 939.

Thank you for your patience and ongoing cooperation during this essential work.