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 July 2021 Council Meeting.

Road Maintenance

Road maintenance activities have progressed across the city including the gravel road grading programme.

Road Upgrading

Southern Feeder Road Stage 3

Phase 2 of Stage 3 works has now been completed with an asphalt seal being laid in mid-June. This has allowed for the reopening of the road to Bathurst Road via the old Dairy Creek Road as a temporary arrangement until the new intersection with Bathurst Road is completed.

Phoenix Mine Road

Installation of wire rope barrier and road line marking has been completed on this road safety upgrade project.

Traffic Facilities

Kearneys Drive Blister Islands

Work on this pedestrian facility including street lighting upgrades has now been completed.

Hill and Lister Street Pedestrian Improvements

Council crews and contractors have completed the formalising of new kerb alignments and installation of new pedestrian refuge islands.  Crews will now pour concrete for the linking footpaths to complete this work.

Ophir Road Safety Barriers

Work has now been completed on the installation of traditional guardrail and wire rope barriers along Ophir Road between the North Orange bypass and the Waste Recovery Facility.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Footpath Construction

  • Work has commenced or continued on new footpaths at:
    • Molong Road between Burrendong Way to Mastronardi Way
    • Prince Street from Woodward Street to Sampston Street
    • Ploughmans Lane from Escort Way to Riawena Oval

Carpark at corner March and Peisley Streets

Council staff have completed the base slab and connecting driveway for the concrete carpark on the south east corner of March and Peisley Street. Kerbs will now be formed and poured around the perimeter with drainage.

Water Supply and Sewerage Major Projects

East Orange Harvesting Wetlands

Council’s Development Services Division is currently reviewing the REF for the Blackmans Swamp Creek Stormwater Harvesting project. Concurrently a Water Supply Works Approval Application has been submitted to the Natural Resources Access Register (Department of Primary Industries and Infrastructure) for approval.

Orange company Premise have been engaged to do the detailed civil design to allow a construction tender to be advertised subject to the project’s approval.

Other Major Projects

Future Cities Upgrade – Byng Street and Lords Place

The Byng Street and Lords Place upgrade is proceeding well. Work is currently underway on concreting the western footpath and completing the footpath adjacent to Robertson Park.  Next week work will commence on the widening of the roundabout and preparation for median islands. Concurrently it is anticipated excavating the exposed aggregate footpath adjacent surrounding the Civic Centre in preparation for the new footpath construction.  The current date for Practical Completion by AWCON on this project is 5 September 2021, however, it is anticipated that subject to weather resurfacing of the road can occur prior to this date.

Future Cities Upgrade – McNamara Lane

Availability of subcontractors and weather are impacting on this project. The current programme will see the tree pit surrounds completed by Friday 25 June 2021. This will be followed by the milling out of McNamara Street on Monday 28 June 2021 and resurfacing occurring on the 29 and 30 June 2021. It is hoped that weather conditions will allow the carpark to be prepared for surfacing on 1 July 2021.

The paving of the tree pit surrounds and the installation of festoon poles will occur in July.

Water & Sewer Construction Work

CBD Water Main Renewal/Upgrades

Works are continuing on the renewal of the Byng Street Water Main. Council has completed the road crossing at Lords Place and for the Civic Centre across Byng Street. Works are expected to be completed in July 2021.

Water Service

  • Relocation of the water service to 53 Shepherds Lane.
  • New 20mm water service to 3 Emily Place.
  • New 40mm water service and fire service to 8 Edward Street.

Sewer Inspection Program

Council is currently undertaking an inspection program of the Sewerage network. This involves inspecting 2.5% of the Sewer Reticulation Network (<250mm Dia) and 5% of the Sewer Trunk Networks (>300mm Dia). This program is currently 60% Complete.

Sewer Reconstruction

  • Scout Camp Sewer connection to septic tank.