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PROGRAM OF COUNCIL WORKS

Council is committed to ensuring a keep our residents up to date with the latest information on works and services occurring throughout our Council area.

MAY 2021

CIVIL WORKS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

Fixing Local Road Projects: Stabilisation works have now been completed on Rosehill Road, Rosehill near the Beggan Beggan intersection.

Pavement deformation and stabilising works on Kilrush Road, Cootamundra just east to Netherleigh Lane have also been completed. Linemarking on both these projects is still to be undertaken. Work on Mackay Street Cootamundra is still waiting for service relocations. At the time of writing the Gas and Telstra services were due to commence in mid-April. Once they are finished and the sections of water main are replaced, the kerb and gutter replacement can commence. Work is underway on Adjungbilly Road Gundagai with widening and realignment works underway to the East of Parsons Creek Road. Crews are currently working on culvert installation and earthworks in preparation of pavement construction.

Timber Haulage Projects: Works on Red Hill Road has been completed for this financial year with gravel resheeting and realignment works completed. Future work will be undertaken in spring time. Crews are currently working on Nanangroe Road with table drain clearing and shoulder reconstruction underway. Once this work is completed the area will be left until spring time when pavement works will commence.

The Adjungbilly Road works have been continuing with a 2 kilometre section to the west of the Adjungbilly Village recently completed. Works involved shoulder widening, stabilisation and a pavement overlay prior to sealing.

Council has undertaken patching repair works on the Olympic Highway as approved by Transport for NSW under the RMCC contract. Additional works are due to commence in Yass Road Cootamundra near South West Fuel. This will involve night works in order to reduce accessibility to SW Fuel. As part of this year’s Regional Road program new culverts have been installed across Muttama Road near the model Aeroplane Club. During the next couple months the road pavement will be rehabilitated in this area as part of the project. Maintenance grading is continuing across the LGA. Crews have been working on Mundarlo, Deltroit, Cooininee, Coggans and Crowes Roads prior to moving towards Hopewood and Bundarbo Roads. Bitumen road patching crews have been undertaking patching as required across the whole road and street network.  Guide posting has been carried out to replace missing and broken posts along numerous bitumen roads. Mowing, slashing and roadside spraying has continued around all areas due to the continual vegetation growth as well as repairs to footpaths.

Council’s resealing contractor Boral has continued to undertake the annual resealing program as well as new seals on some of the road reconstruction projects.  Projects completed now include urban town streets in Cootamundra and Gundagai as well as several rural roads.

Further drainage works are being carried out on the Burley Griffin Way to clean up debris from recent storms which contributed to the blocking of drains and culverts.  Excavation and redefining the open drain along Boundary Road near Sheahan Street Cootamundra has commenced. This will redirect stormwater flow along the western side of Boundary Road and reduce the risk of flooding to properties along the eastern side. Two new concrete causeways have been constructed on Deltroit Road. Cleaning of the Cootamundra Saleyard Truck Wash has been carried out.

Wallendbeen Bridge- Burley Griffin Way: following the failure of the bridge Council has been in consultation with John Holland Rail (owners of the bridge) and TfNSW about detours and the replacement of the bridge. Currently negotiations are underway to have the Stockinbingal Road approved as the temporary detour with plans to undertake some pavement rehabilitation completed shortly if the route is approved. This work and the bridge replacement will be at the expense of John Holland Rail.

COOTAMUNDRA PUMP TRACK: Construction of the new Pump Track in Cootamundra is now well underway. The Pump Track is located next to the Skate Park and is being installed by Trailscapes who design and construct all types of trails and tracks around the world, including the Pump Tracks located in Stockinbingal and Gundagai. It is anticipated that construction will be complete by the end of May.

COOTAMUNDRA CBD UPGRADE – DROUGHT COMMUNITIES PROGRAM: There will be a partial road closure in Parker Street from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, 29 May and 6am to 6pm on Sunday, 30 May 2021. The south bound lane of Parker Street will be close to through traffic from Bourke St to Wallendoon St during those times. These closures have been scheduled to provide minimal disruption to businesses and customers, and during a time where demand for parking is reduced. There will be no disruption to pedestrian traffic. The closure will allow construction works to be carried out as part of the CBD upgrade. Work will be continuing throughout this area over the coming weeks. Installation of new shelters has commenced with the footings being laid over the past two weeks. Sections of the CBD footpath will be barricaded in stages as the upgrade programme progresses, commencing in Wallendoon Street then moving around to Parker Street towards the Adams Street roundabout until the upgrade is complete. These barricades will allow for pedestrian access and will not obstruct entry to businesses.

NOTICE TO COOTAMUNDRA RESIDENTS SCOTT/CUTLER AVENUE FOOTBRIDGE: The footbridge linking Cutler and Scott Avenues will be replaced with a new footbridge. Work will commence (weather permitting) early June 2021. The footbridge will be closed for approximately one month to pedestrians during the construction. Pedestrians will need to detour via footbridge between Mackay Street and Inala Place or any other preferable routes during the construction time.  The new footbridge will be wider with safe approaches and suitable for mobility assisted users.