22 APRIL 2013
Road maintenance activities including jet patching and cold mix patching have been undertaken throughout urban and rural areas.
The leaf collection program is scheduled to start on 29 April 2013.
Footpath maintenance undertaken included:
- Concrete footpath grinding of trip hazards in Olver, Dalton, Anson and Peisley Streets.
- General footpath maintenance was undertaken on Hill Street, Summer Street and Anson Street.
- Pram ramps were installed in Goldfinch Way and Covent Close.
Reseals were carried out by Council’s contractors on Chapman Street. The resealing program is now complete for the 2012/2013 financial year.
Road Construction / Rehabilitation
Road rehabilitation work was carried out by Council and it’s contractors on:
- Burrendong Way,
- Lone Pine Avenue,
- March Street (to be sealed Wednesday 24 April), and
- Cecil Road (to be sealed Wednesday 24 April).
Works undertaken on the North Orange Bypass included:
- Completion of works at the intersection of the North Orange Bypass and Mitchell Highway by Boral Asphalt to replace failed sections of pavement,
- Stabilisation of sections between the Mitchell Highway and Leeds Parade, and
- Line marking from the Mitchell Highway to Ophir Road.
Works undertaken on car parks included:
- Stage 3 of the Anson/Sale Street (Woolworths) car park resurfacing was completed
- Installation of additional wheel stops in the Civic Centre car park.
CONCRETE AND DRAINAGE
Concrete works undertaken included:
- Continuation of works on the Lake Canobolas causeway with the installation of rock scour protection and bollards. Reflectors will be installed on the bollards in the next week to complete the works.
- Median island installation at Allenby/Icely Road.
- Council’s contractors continued works on the East Orange Channel widening in the section between Blackmans Swamp Creek and William Street.
Drainage works undertaken included:
- Cleaning out of the gross pollutant traps at Margaret Stevenson Park and Dalton Street,
- Responding to customer drainage requests with the town area,
- Installation of a culvert at Bloomfield Reserve,
- Table drain works for Roads and Maritime Services on Forbes Road, and
- Condition inspection of Robertson Park stormwater channel prior to the Food Week and Anzac Day events held in the park.
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- Private works orders
- Two new water connection at Kearneys Drive
- Fire service connection at Strathgrove Way.
- Installation of two new sewer junctions Kearneys Drive.
PLOUGHMANS VALLEY NORTH ORANGE (PVNO) DUAL WATER SUPPLY SCHEME
Ledonne Constructions have completed all water main construction and restoration works for the project. Council has completed all pipe works around the Rosewood Reservoir with only reticulation changes throughout the north and west of Orange remaining.
Central Trenching Services will be starting the under bore of the railway line in Leeds Parade in early June.
Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Treatment System
Ted Wilson and Sons have commenced works on site. The earthworks, electrical mains, shed, internal pipework and pump set have been completed with only electrical works required to complete the works.
AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT
The architect and environmental consultants have now delivered development application drawings and the associated Review of Environmental Factors regarding development consent for the new airport terminal. Council is seeking approval under part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act in late April.
The Development Application for the civil works component of the project is also expected to be lodged in late April. As the capital investment value of the civil works is greater than
$5 million, Council’s functions as a determining authority are delegated to the Western Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).
AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS
Passenger numbers for March 2013 were 5,527 compared with 6,118 during the same month last year.
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ORANGE WASTE PROJECT
Following is information on the works associated with the Orange Waste Project, for the period up to 19 April 2013.
The total project capital estimate for this project is $17.9M, of which commitments totalling $16.3M have been entered into. Expenditure as at 19 April 2013 is $9,117,308. The project is currently projected to finish within budget and time projections. An inspection of the works is scheduled for 11am Saturday 4 May 2013 at Ophir Rd and then to Euchareena Road
The Waste Project Planning approval conditions require the establishment of numerous Management Plans before commencement of operations. The preparation of these plans are progressing in line with the projects delivery plan. Following is a list of the plans being prepared and their status –
a) Waste and Resource Recovery Monitoring Plan - 90% complete.
b) Greenhouse Gas Management Plan – completed/approved by DOP.
c) Soil and Water Management Plan – responding to NOW queries.
d) Air Quality Management Plan – completed.
e) Noise Monitoring Management Plan – completed.
f) Transport Code of Conduct – ready for submission to DOP.
g) Ophir Rd Landfill Environmental Management Plan – 1st draft due 10 May 2013.
h) Euchareena Rd Landfill Environmental Management Plan – Draft sent to EPA for comment.
i) Environmental Protection Licences for both Ophir and Euchareena Rd are also being finalised.
J R Richards - JRR
JRR are undertaking the design and construction of the new bailing facility on the ORRRC site and the Composting Facility at the Euchareena Rd site.
The construction of the baling and shredding facility is continuing. The internal concrete floor slab is being poured in sections and the foundations have been installed for the baling and wrapping machine.
The water tank for the fire suppression system is currently being installed. Contractors are also on site preparing for the pouring of the kerb and gutter which will commence later this week.
Work is continuing on the office building construction which is attached to the western end of the baling and shredding building. The concrete block walls are erected and the roof trusses and internal wall frames are being installed.
Landscaping of the eastern face or Ophir Road side of the earthworks area is advancing with planting and mulching underway.
The new composting facility on the ERRRC site is progressing in line with the projects delivery plan.
The concrete roof of the tunnel composting facility has been poured. The steel frame and roof trusses for the organics receival building are currently being erected. Work has also commenced on the bio-filter with concrete pre-cast half wall panels being fabricated.
Smiths Earthmoving Canowindra (Smiths)
Smiths have been contracted to complete the construction of the internal road network and landfill facility, including drainage and the landfill leachate management system.
Smiths have reached the finished earthworks level of the landfill excavation and have prepared the area for the installation of the geomembrane liner and rock layer. Smiths have sub-contracted the installation of the liner and leachate system to ‘Curtis Barrier’ a specialist company who anticipate commencing on 6 May 2013 with a trial liner installation which if successful will lead directly into commencement of the installation of the liner in the landfill excavation.
Smiths are also working on the internal road network and are currently installing the sub-base gravel on the internal roads, installation of the base or top layer of gravel will commence next week.
HV Upgrade – Euchareena Road
Local electricity contractor Active Energy was contracted by Orange City Council to construct the high voltage power supply to the Euchareena Road site. This work has been completed and the power supply was made available to the site on 4 April 2013.
The Waste Project consists of various road works within the Cabonne Shire Council area. Each road project is listed below:
Watson and Betts St Intersections
Watson and Betts Streets intersection upgrades, which included widening, realigning, kerb and gutter construction and installation of improved stormwater drainage systems are complete. A joint inspection is to be scheduled with Roads and Maritime Services and Cabonne Shire for a sign off of these works.
Euchareena Road widening and Back Saleyards Intersection
Cabonne Shire Council has completed the Euchareena Road widening works and the Back Saleyards Intersection realignment. A joint inspection is to be scheduled with Cabonne Shire for a sign off of these works.
Back Creek Culvert
The Back Creek Culvert / Bridge construction works have commenced. Cratec Constructions have poured the base slab for the culvert. The pre-cast box culvert units are being delivered and installed this week. The construction of headwalls and concrete cover slab is to follow. Cabonne Shire Council has been contracted to carry out the roadworks associated with the construction of this culvert.
The following information is sourced from E21, Council’s energy software.
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