Macarthur House Demolition

The ACT Government is selling some of its ageing buildings, including Macarthur House, as part of the Federal Government's Asset Recycling Initiative. The Macarthur House site is expected to be sold in the 2018/19 financial year, following the demolition of the existing building.

Redevelopment of the site is a key element of the ACT Government's urban renewal plan to help revitalise the city centre and Northbourne Avenue.

The first step in the process is demolishing the buildings on site and preparatory works have already commenced. The demolition of the building is scheduled for completion in early 2019, noting that dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances, including wet weather.

Change to work hours

Extended working hours began on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Extended working hours will provide the contractor, Brema Group with increased productivity and provide contingency for wet weather.

DayWork hours
Monday to Friday7:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday7:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday7:00am to 3:30pm

Extended working hours on Sundays will consist of administrative tasks such as cleaning and servicing of machines will be undertaken. No construction work or noisy activity will be undertaken on Sundays.

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