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 2 July 2019 council meeting.

Road Upgrading

Forest Road

Defects identified in recent upgrading work near Gander Road have had an initial treatment and temporary seal under warranty by the contractor.  Separate works being undertaken on the Orchard Road to Evergreen Lane portion are progressing and expected to be sealed prior to the end of June.

Burrendong Way

Council’s contractors progressed works on the upgrade of Burrendong Way, south of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) with the road being reopened to traffic at the NDR end. All new drainage lines have been laid and road pavement construction has progressed to the stage of laying kerb and gutter.

Cargo Road

Asphalt surfacing was laid on the full length of the Cargo Road upgrade works and extended into Witton Place and Yackerboon Place.

Wentworth Lane / Woodward Street Intersection

Works on the roundabout were substantially completed at the time of writing this report with recent power pole relocations being effected by Essential Energy accredited contractors.  Remaining works include landscaping, line marking and minor concrete works.

As part of the blackspot approved treatment a pedestrian refuge was also provided on Woodward Street at Gardiner Road.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Footpath Construction

Footpaths were constructed in:

  • Glasson Drive

Footpath replacements were undertaken in:

  • Sampson Street from March Street to Prince Street
  • Sampson Street from Summer Street to Byng Street.

Repair of the asphalt footpath on Summer Street outside Wontama Aged Car facility was undertaken by Council crews.

New works

Southern Feeder Road Stage 2 Construction

Piling  is anticipated to recommence on Friday 21 June 2019.  Based on the new geotechnical information, pile length has increased from approximately three metres to 23 metres.  The impact on time and costs due the additional piling and delays is currently being evaluated, however it is anticipated that construction work will now 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 90% complete with the main outstanding item being the finalization of the intersection configuration at the Mitchell Highway in consultation with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

It is proposed to call tenders for the SFR3 within the next few months.  In the interim, work will commence on property acquisition and the designing telecommunication and Essential Energy power assets to facilitate relocation.

Shiralee Sewer

Consultant reports, including geotechnical bore logs and a review of environmental factors, will be provided to Council in draft form this week for review and finalization.

The valuation of easements is also anticipated to be completed this week which will allow land negotiations to commence with private landholders and Transport for NSW where the pipe is proposed to transverse its land.

Approval is also required from John Holland Rail to bore under the Orange to Broken Hill railway line. Following this approval, which is anticipated to be received in mid-August, a request for tenders will be advertised.


Water & Sewer Construction Work

  • Council staff have completed the installation of 2700 metres of 100mm diameter polyethylene (PE) water main for the reticulation network at Lake Canobolas. Works are expected to be finalised by the end of June.
  • Works have been completed for the renewal of the Moulder Street water main from Endsleigh Avenue to McLachlan Street.
  • All works have been completed for the 2018/19 renewal of 150mm and 225mm diameter sewer mains. The works have seen the renewal of 3700 metres of 150mm diameter sewer main and 313 metres of 225mm diameter sewer main.