Current Projects

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What’s the council been working on?

This page contains a once-a-month update on projects Orange City Council has been working on.

This information is taken from a report that’s prepared for each month’s council meeting. This report was taken from the 5 March 2019 council meeting.

Road Upgrading

Cargo Road

Council crews began work on the second leg of the road upgrading works between Ploughmans Lane and Carwoola Drive.  The existing gravel has been removed for reuse, the road formation has been widened and natural materials stabilised ahead of construction of the new pavement.

Forest Road – Bloomfield

Issues with the Telstra connection of the signal box for the traffic lights have delayed their commissioning.  The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is yet to provide Council with a revised timeframe to switch them on.

Wentworth Lane / Woodward Street Intersection

Council staff began work on a new two lane concrete roundabout at the intersection of Wentworth Lane and Woodward Street.  Traffic will be shifted west and then east as works progress.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Footpath Construction

Council contractors continued work on new footpaths in North Orange with the extension of a 2.5m wide shared path on Diamond Drive and William Maker Drive.

New 1.2m wide concrete footpaths were also constructed in Molloy Drive, Moonstone Drive, Turquoise Street and Quartz Street.

Footpath Maintenance

Council completed footpath rehabilitation works in Eyles Street.

Drainage Upgrading

Council staff installed new drainage pits and pipes in Moulder Street adjacent to the Anson Street roundabout to address local overland flow issues causing safety issues at the roundabout.

New works

Southern Feeder Road Construction

Council has accepted a tender for construction of the Southern Feeder Road (SFR) between Elsham Avenue and Forest Road.  This project will involve the construction of 720m of roadway and a bridge over the Bathurst to East Fork railway line and the extension of Edward Street through the old saleyards site from McNeilly Avenue to the proposed SFR.

The contractor, Haslin established on site in late January and has subsequently provided information such as insurances etc that were a precondition to construction.  To date the contractors have cleared the site and established sedimentation and erosion control. It is expected that major earthworks will commence in the week beginning 25 February.

Water & Sewer Construction Work

  • Huntley Road – Council has renewed the 150mm water main along Huntley Road where the Southern Feeder Road will be constructed.
  • Lake Canobolas water main renewal – Works are about to commence on the installation of a water reticulation main. The works include the installation of tank and pumping facilities and the installation of 2.5km of new 100mm water main.
  • Wentworth Lane and Woodward Street water main alterations have commenced in conjunction with the roundabout construction.
  • Council has commenced the sewer mains renewals program with Interflow Pty Ltd for the 2018 – 19 program. Works are currently progressing well with all works expected to be completed by late April 2019.