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 17 July 2018 council meeting.

Road Upgrading

Cargo Road

Clearing of trees and earthworks for the road widening have begun with Council work crews. Council’s contractors have begun the laying of over 1km of stormwater drainage. Works are progressing, however the location of conflicting service mains has caused some delay and redesign.

Forest Road – Bloomfield

The road formation was completed and kerbs and median islands poured in the area adjacent to the base hospital. Works progressed on laying drainage pipes north of the hospital entrance and Council’s contractor completing some road crossings for services for the new private hospital via direct engagement from the development proponent.

Forest Road – Spring Hill

A seal was placed on the newly widened and strengthened pavement at Spring Hill. New guard rail was installed on the Northern side of Forest Road at the Beasley road intersection.

Wicks Road

The dead end of Wicks Road was reshaped and sealed to address the effects of overland flow on some downstream properties.

Airport Taxiway

Taxiway Delta was stripped and resealed.

Hot Mix Asphalt

Council’s contractors undertook pavement repairs at Mitchell Parade and Tynan Street at their intersection with Anson Street.

Concrete and Drainage Maintenance

Crews responded to programmed and reactive maintenance needs including:

  • Root cutting to clear blocked pipes at the Woodward Street end of Byng Street
  • Path segment replacement in Hill Street between Prince and March Street
  • Repair of pavers in Summer Street
  • Clean out of gross pollutant trap on the East Orange Channel
  • Pipes were extended and drains cleared on Canobolas Road. Further work will be required in the new budget year to rectify some issues identified during the clean out works.

New works

Southern Link Cycleway

Works progressed on the grant funded Southern Link Cycleway with fencing and concrete works being completed within the James Sheahan easement. Contractors are completing two boardwalks and undertaking landscaping activities.

Footpath rehabilitation

Footpath rehabilitation works were undertaken in Byng Street between Spring and Nile Streets and works also began on path replacement in Sampson Street between Summer and Byng Streets. You can find out more about the list of footpaths to be upgraded in the coming financial year, including an interactive map.

Water maintenance

New water services

  • 40mm water service at 6 Ophir Street
  • 100mm fire service and 32mm domestic service at 398 Summer Street
  • 200mm water service extension on Forest Road
  • Water services on William Maker Drive
  • 50mm service for Spring Hill Rural Fire Shed
  • 1 Lily Place dual water service