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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

Current Works

CURRENT WORKS REPORT TO COUNCIL - 1 May 2018

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

Road Maintenance

General programmed and reactive pothole maintenance activities were undertaken across the City and surrounds including asphalt footpath repairs adjacent to Robertson Park ahead of ANZAC day activities.

Road Upgrading

Leeds Parade

Asphalt sealing of intersections on the Leeds Parade upgrade was completed by Council’s Contractor.

Cargo Road

Works commenced on tree clearing activities in advance of earthworks for the road upgrading to an urban standard.

Canobolas Road Causeway

Headwalls on the new culverts replacing the causeway have now been installed.  Further general drainage and road safety improvements continue to be carried out east of the public school.

Forest Road - Bloomfield

Hamcon Civil are progressing well with works on the upgrade of Forest Road with drainage lines across Forest Road and through Sir Jack Brabham Park being installed.  Road widening works immediately adjacent to the hospital have been completed to subgrade level.

Forest Road – Spring Hill

Council crews have completed bulk earthworks on the upgrade and widening of Forest Road from the Beasley Road intersection west for approximately 600m.  This work is co-funded by the RMS under their Repair program for classified regional roads.

CONCRETE AND DRAINAGE

New Works

Southern Link Cycleway

Works continue by Council staff and contractors on completing new concrete paths, boardwalks, gravel paths, fencing, landscaping and gates on the project through and adjacent to, James Sheahan Catholic High School.

Footpath construction

New footpaths were constructed in Dalton Street from Spring Street to Seymour Street.

Footpath rehabilitation

Footpath rehabilitation works were completed on Peisley Street between Dalton Street and March Street.  Works were also completed on footpath reconstruction on Bardia Avenue.

WATER MAINTENANCE

New Water Services

  • 8 Grace Rise

  • 17 Bowman Avenue

  • 9 Jessie Rise

  • Installation of 16 new water services on William Maker Drive

  • 1 Gateway Crescent - 25mm water service

  • 100mm fire service and domestic water connection at 71 Bletchington Street

Water Service Renewal

  • 4 Kearneys Drive

  • 187 March Street

WATER STORAGE

Water Storage Levels

 

Location

Date

Level Below Spillway (mm)

% of Capacity

Suma Park Dam

16 April 2018

5,937

56.87%

Spring Creek Dam

16 April 2018

833

81.81%

Lake Canobolas

16 April 2018

1,006

72.34%

Gosling Creek Dam

16 April 2018

1,028

71.54%

 

Raw Water Transfers

Raw water transfers from the various sources into Suma Park Dam in recent months are provided in the table below.

 

Raw Water Source

Jan 2018  (ML)

Feb 2018 (ML)

Mar 2018 (ML)

Total 2017/2018

Bores*

7.42

13.88

15.70

46.20

Stormwater

27.38

21.19

0.00

310.22

Macquarie River

0.00

2.36

20.31

68.72

Total

34.80

37.43

36.01

425.14

 

* bores include two at Clifton Grove and one at the Showground

Information on the Decision Support Tool, which is used to determine the need for the transfer of supplementary raw water sources, and a more detailed monthly summary of raw water transfers can be found on Council’s website at http://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/site/index.cfm?display=604698.

Drinking Water Quality

Water samples are collected as a component of Orange City Council’s Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program which forms part of the NSW Health requirements. Samples are collected regularly and sent to a NSW Government National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory for analysis. Samples collected in March 2018 complied with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, 2011.

Blue-green algae concentrations in Suma Park Dam have remained at low levels.

Water Consumption

Average daily water consumption during the week ending 12 April 2018 was 266 litres per person per day.

The average daily city-wide water consumption for the two weeks ending 16 April 2018 was 17.2ML.

 

Council is currently on Level 2 water restrictions with a total combined storage level of 61.8%.

SEWER MAINTENANCE

Sewer Reconstruction Works
  • 33 Racecourse Road

  • 142 Warrendine Street

Sewer Construction Works

  • Pressure testing Spring Hill effluent main

  • Installed new sewer manhole at 62 Byng Street for redevelopment

  • Installed new sewer manhole at 23 McLachlan Street for redevelopment

  • The sewer relining program is nearing completion with only two sewer mains to be relined to complete the contracted works.

  • Works have commenced on the new sewer main installation at Lake Canobolas.

 

CENTRAL TABLELANDS REGIONAL WATER SECURITY PROJECT – Orange To Carcoar Pipeline

Pre-commissioning of the project is still underway. Once pre-commissioning is complete, scenario testing will commence demonstrating that the pipeline will deliver water as designed.

Currently the contractors are attending to defects and rehabilitation along the pipeline corridor. Of the 10km of effluent pipeline vandalised, 8km has been fully repaired. Further investigation is still underway on the remaining 2km.

SUMA PARK DAM

The contractors who undertook construction on the Suma Park Dam upgrade have returned to site to rectify minor defects. These works include the adjustment of sealing rubbers and the repair of concrete cracking. This work should be completed in the next few weeks, at which time their security bond will be released.

WILLIAM MAKER DRIVE DETENTION BASIN

Sewer relocation works are in progress in preparation for the new detention basin and earthworks have commenced.

AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS

Passenger numbers for March 2018 were 6,928 compared with 6,085 in the same month in 2017.

 

 

Airport Energy Usage

Energy used at the airport during March 2018 was 22,825.12 kWh at a cost to Council of $5,904.26.

ENERGY USE

The following information is sourced from E21, Council’s energy software.

17 April 2018