WORK on removing the chessboard area in the Crown Street Mall is being finalised with demolition now moving to the amphitheatre.
The chessboard area has been levelled and a seal of asphalt put in place so the site can be temporarily reopened until construction begins.
Amphitheatre demolition will begin on Sunday March 17 with work being conducted in the evening.
Contractors will move the site fencing away from the shop fronts in Church Street and use these for the amphitheatre demolition. Work to remove the steel arches will follow the removal of the amphitheatre.
All removal works will be carried out after hours to minimise disruption to shoppers, retailers and business owners. Retail businesses remain open for business during the refurbishment and there is ample parking throughout the city so you can access your favourites shops.
Wollongong City Council is refurbishing the Crown Street Mall with the project part funded by Regional Development Australia through a $5 million grant.