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

Current Works

THIS REPORT WAS PROVIDED TO A COUNCIL MEETING ON 5 SEPTEMBER 2017

ROAD MAINTENANCE

Gravel road grading activities continued with the following roads being addressed:

  • Shepherds Lane
  • Dane Lane
  • Louis Lane
  • Walker Lane
  • McLean Lane
  • Stairs Road
  • Bulgas Road
  • Phillip Street

Pothole patching crews undertook programmed repairs and responded to customer requests across the rural and urban areas.

Road Upgrading

Clergate Road
The contractor on Clergate Road has encountered a significant amount of unsuitable subgrade material causing a delay in the road construction at the Northern end whilst the poor quality soils are replaced or improved through the addition of lime. Due to the depth of excavation required, it was necessary to restrict traffic to one lane and utilise portable traffic signals outside of normal working times. There have been no reports of faults with these signals to date.

Works have also been progressing on street light installation and the remaining drainage pipe system.

CONCRETE AND DRAINAGE

New Works
Footpath construction
New 2.5m wide shared paths were constructed on Ploughmans Lane from the existing wetland path down to Cargo Road. Further works will continue to provide a safe link to the north side of Coronation Drive including a pedestrian refuge.

Footpath Rehabilitation
Footpath rehabilitation works commenced on Lords Place between Moulder Street and Torpy Street.

Footpath Maintenance
Footpath maintenance works including isolated slab replacement, concrete grinding and step filling were undertaken on:

  • McLachlan Street
  • Anson Street
  • Dalton Street
  • Leeds Parade
  • Peisley Street
  • Algona Crescent
  • Turquoise Way

WATER MAINTENANCE

New Water Services

  • Two 20mm water services at 59 Cecil Road
  • Wentworth Golf Club - 25mm service
  • 20mm water service at Grace Rise
  • 20mm water service in Connemara Drive
  • 10 Scott Place
  • 4 Grace Rise
  • 80mm fire service at 174 Lords Place

Water Service Renewals

  • 83 Nile Street
  • 85 Nile Street

Construction

  • Water main upgrade on Clergate Road

WATER STORAGE
Water Storage Levels

Water Consumption
Average daily water consumption during the week ending 17 August 2017 was 169 litres per person per day.

Water Quality
Water samples are collected as a component of the 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 National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory for analysis. Samples collected in July 2017 complied with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, 2011.

Blue-green algae concentrations in Suma Park Dam have been at amber levels since last reported in Current Works. Actions, including ongoing monitoring, continue to be implemented in accordance with Council’s Algae Management Plan.

Recycled water managed by Council is operated through implementation of Council’s Recycled Water Management System, which includes consideration of treated effluent and the dual water scheme in Ploughmans Valley/North Orange.

SEWER MAINTENANCE

Sewer Reconstructions

  • 76 Prince Street

CENTRAL TABLELANDS REGIONAL WATER SECURITY PROJECT – ORANGE TO CARCOAR PIPELINE
The project is within budget and on time with the expected date of completion by June 2018.
A summary of the Orange to Carcoar pipeline progress is below.
Section 1: Blayney to Millthorpe – 11493m
6,095m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 5,398m is currently under construction.
Section 2: Spring Hill Reservoir to Millthorpe Reservoir – 8550m
8,200m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 350m is currently under construction.
Section 3a: Orange Airport to Spring Hill Reservoir – 4058m
This section is complete.
Section 3b: Orange Airport to Spring Creek Filter – 7948m
This section is complete
Section 4: Spring Creek Filter to Icely Road Filter – 5535m
This section is complete.
Section 5a: Backhouse spur – 2835m
2,760m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 75m will be completed shortly.
Section 5b: Carcoar to Blayney – 13,890m
3,000m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 10,890m is currently under construction.
Section 5c: Carcoar Filtration Plant to Carcoar – 6,948m
952m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 5,996m is currently under construction.
Pump station 1 – Spring Creek Filter
Construction of Pump Station 1 has commenced with the building floor and walls complete. The roof is currently under construction.
Pump station 2 – Plumb St Blayney
Construction of Pump station 2 has just commenced.
Pump station 3 – Carcoar Filtration Plant
Construction of Pump station 2 has commenced with the floor complete.
Chlorine boosters – 6 locations
Construction of the chlorine boosters has not commenced.
East Orange Booster Zone
Works have not commenced on the East Orange Booster Zone.
Spring Hill to Orange effluent pipeline – 10000m
6,000m of pipeline has been completed. The remaining 4,000m is currently under construction.

FOREST ROAD RAIL BRIDGE DUPLICATION
The tender for the construction contract closed on the 16 August 2017. Three conforming Tenders were received. The tenders are currently being evaluated.

AQUATIC CENTRE ATTENDANCE

AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS
Passenger numbers for July 2017 were 5,491 compared with 4,130 during the same month in 2016.

Airport Energy Usage
Energy used at the airport during July 2017 was 26,663.24 kWh at a cost to Council of $4,647.33.

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


Wednesday 23 August 2017