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 6 October 2020 Council Meeting.

Road Maintenance

Council’s maintenance crews have been continuing reactive maintenance works across the city.

Road Upgrading

Southern Feeder Road Stage 3

Council’s contractor began Stage 3 of the Southern Feeder Road between Elsham Avenue and the Mitchell Highway. Tree felling works were undertaken and earthworks begun at the western end of the project. During the works traffic bound for the Leewood Industrial area will be detoured via McLachlan Street and Edward Street from the highway.

Prince Street from Hill to Anson Street

Asphalt surfacing was completed on this upgraded section of road.

Dalton Street from Peisley to Anson Street

Asphalt surfacing was completed on this upgraded section of road.

Icely Road from Water Treatment Plan to NDR

Pavement upgrading and sealing works have now been completed on this section of roadway.

Ploughman’s Lane

Pavement upgrading and surfacing has now been completed.

Forest Road – Hospital to Cadia Road

Council’s contractor has now begun the process of rebuilding the pavement on Forest Road and constructing kerb and gutter in selected areas.

Leewood Drive

Council’s contractor has undertaken stabilisation works on the existing pavement and sealed the works.  Asphalt surfacing will now be applied as night works to minimise disruption to the Leewood Estate.

Traffic Facilities

NDR/Hill/William Maker Drive Roundabout

Works on building new pavement on the eastbound lanes of the NDR has progressed allowing for the last of the kerbs to be poured and allow for the partial reopening of William Maker Drive.

Airport Secure Carpark

Following the completion of footings for the new carpark awnings, kerb and gutter and dish drains have been poured allowing for the completion of the remaining pavement and sealing works.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Footpath Construction

  • Works were completed on a new footpath in Spring Street between Dalton and Bletchington Streets.

Footpath Rehabilitation

  • Work continued on footpath rehabilitation at:
    • Prince Street between Clinton and Sampson Streets
    • Nile Street between Summer and Byng Streets

Water Supply and Sewerage Major Projects

Spring Creek to Icely Road Water Treatment Plant Water Security Pipeline

The Pipeline between Spring Creek Reservoir and Icely Road Water filtration plant is complete and capable of being operated as necessary.   Some minor rehabilitation KPIs remain for the Contractor to achieve and this will be monitored over the next few months.

It is proposed to undertake trial pumping from Spring Creek Reservoir in the near future following the completion of a water quality risk assessment.

Shiralee Creek Gravity Sewer

There are some contractual issues being experienced on this project which are holding up completion and rehabilitation.  Council staff are in communication with the Contractor with a review to resolving the delay in completion as soon as practicable.

Other Major Projects

Whiteway Lighting

Whiteway lighting in Summer Street is operational. Work remaining includes the repair of defective paving, lowering of some light poles so their base falls below the paving and the removal of the existing under awning lights.

The functionality of the system will allow remote dimming of individual lights at times and locations as required.

Water & Sewer Construction Work

Smart Water Meters

Works are continuing on the smart water meter program with the on boarding of businesses to commence soon. Council has ordered additional water meters to continue the role out of this program.

Autumn Street Water Main Renewal

Works are progressing on the renewal of the Autumn Street 100mm diameter UPVC water main renewal. Works have been completed between Icely Road and Summer Street with the section between Summer Street and Byng Street on hold whilst works are completed on McNamara Street water main renewal.

McNamara Street Water Main Renewal

Works have commenced on the renewal of the McNamara Street water main between Summer Street and Kite Street. Work is being undertaken at night in order to minimise the impact on businesses nearby.

The work involves the renewal and relocation of the existing 100mm diameter water main that is located in the middle of McNamara Street with a larger 150mm diameter UPVC water main to be located within the footpath on the western side of McNamara Street. This work is expected to be completed by the 13 November 2020 weather permitting.

Sewer Relining Program 2020/2021

All works have been completed on the relining of the sewer main with Junction sealing to the property connections currently underway. All works are expected to be finalised by Christmas 2020.