Former Harvey Norman Site to be Transformed

Old Harvey Norman site
Preparation for the demolition of the former Harvey Norman site, on the corner of Grace Street and Miles Street, began earlier this week. The demolition work itself should take about a week and will begin this weekend.

Published: 13th March 2020

The transformation of the former Harvey Norman site, now owned by Council, in the Mount Isa CBD will begin in earnest this weekend with the demolition of the existing building and other structures, to make way for a community open space.

Local contractors installed temporary site fencing around the site earlier this week and will begin demolishing the site – which has sat vacant for almost three years, after being destroyed by fire – this weekend.

The demolition work will involve the use of heavy equipment such as an excavator and is expected to be completed by Saturday, March 21.

Council acquired the block of land last October. Before the demolition work, existing asbestos within the building was safely and professionally removed.

Council has plans to turn the site, on the corner of Miles Street and Grace Street, into a practical open space that will suit a variety of community needs, and to that end has plans to create proposals for what can potentially be constructed on the half-acre block.

Council intends to release the proposals to the public for community consultation, with residents to be asked which plan they prefer and people’s responses to be used to guide Council’s decision as to how to develop the site going forward.