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 prepared for each month’s council meeting. This update was taken from the report to the 3 September 2019 council meeting.

Road Maintenance

Snow and ice led to the closure of Canobolas and Pinnacle Roads over the weekend of 10 and 11 August with Pinnacle Road remaining closed south of Wallace Lane until Thursday 15 August.  Damage was caused to the road shoulders and drains in and around Wallace Lane due to numerous vehicles parking at the road closure.  Crews will attend to repair damage when the road shoulders and drains have dried out and become workable.

Crews have been kept busy with numerous pothole repair requests following the snow and ice conditions.

Road Upgrading

Burrendong Way

Asphalt surfacing has been completed.  Concrete footpath and driveway works are ongoing.

Cargo Road

The laying of conduits for street lighting power supply was undertaken by contractors in the footpath area.  Footpath construction was also undertaken on the Southern side of Cargo Road.

Council subdivision works at George Weily Place

Council staff undertook bulk earthworks and began laying stormwater pipes through the new subdivision. Council’s contractor began laying new water mains and contracts were awarded for the reticulation of electrical supply and telecommunications.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Footpath Construction

Footpaths were constructed in:

  • Pearl Court
  • Moonstone Drive

Footpath replacements were undertaken in:

  • Nile Street – Byng Street to March Street.

New works

Southern Feeder Road Stage 2 Construction

Piling for the Eastern bridge abutments is proposed to resume on Wednesday 21 August.  Work currently underway includes intersection construction at Huntley Road and McNeilly Avenue.  Works are expected to be completed early in the new calendar year.

Southern Feeder Road Stage 3 Construction

SFR3 is effectively an upgrade of Blowes Road and Dairy Creek Road.  The design of the SFR3 is now 99% complete following advice from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that they will endorse the construction of a seagull intersection at the Mitchell Highway.

It is proposed to call tenders for the SFR3 within the next month.

Shiralee Sewer

As detailed last meeting information has been set to John Holland Rail (JHR) to gain approval to bore under the Orange to Broken Hill railway line.  As soon as land matters have been finalised and conditions from JHR received it is proposed to go out with a request for tender.  This is still anticipated to occur in September.


Water & Sewer Construction Work

  • Council staff are currently undertaking the water meter replacement program. Currently Council staff have replaced 318 water meters across Orange and these range from 20mm through to 100mm in size.
  • Water main modifications at Edward Street to accommodate road modifications.