Weekly Works Schedule

Schedule for week beginning Monday 2 August 2021

GENERAL WORKS

  • Responding to service requests raised by the community

WATER & WASTEWATER WORKS

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic controls in place. Weather permitting
  • Responding to service requests raised by the community
  • Routine maintenance to Shire water and sewer mains and treatment plants

BITUMEN PATCHING & ASPHALT WORKS 

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic controls in place. Weather permitting

Reseal Preparation (2021/22 Reseal Preparation Program):

  • To recommence in full in warmer months
  • Reseal preparation works on Coast - scheduled for North Bank Road August (next week)

Pothole Patching:

  • Urgent pothole patching in response to service requests from the public across the Plateau, Valley and Coast

MAINTENANCE GRADING, RESEALS AND SLASHING OPERATIONS

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic control in place as heavy trucks and plant will be onsite. Weather permitting

Grading Operations (Heavy Formation Grading / Gravel Resheeting / Flood Damage Rectification / Reseal Preparation):

  • Commencement of Darkwood Road flood damage grading (full length of unsealed section)
  • Continuation of Deervale Road flood damage grading (full length of unsealed section)
  • Continuation of minor flood damage works/capital works jobs to include flood damage restoration works on Summervilles Road, Sunny Corner Road and Hennesseys Lane, with further flood damage works as priorities are assessed
  • Assessment of recent damage on the road network from the December 2020 and March 2021 flood events, across both the Coast and Plateau, is on hold for the moment

Project Works:

Motorists to be aware of trucks and machinery on the road during works and drive to conditions. Works may be under traffic control and motorists are requested to follow all directions

Slashing/Vegetation Maintenance:

  • Continuation of vegetation spraying works on coastal roads - around culverts, signage and guideposts to reduce woody weeds on road shoulders and embankments, to improve sight distance and road safety issues – to include local roads across coastal suburbs, as well as service request issues

Motorists to be aware that there will be mobile slashing works being undertaken, comply with signage in place and obey directions from traffic controllers

TOWN MAINTENANCE AND PARKS & RESERVES

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting
  • General town maintenance including mowing and edge trimming of all parks and reserves, cleaning of public amenities, garbage run etc in each township
  • Line marking in Bellingen and Urunga
  • Mowing, brushcutting and spraying to Bellingen Cemetery
  • Brushcutting to water reservoir grounds
  • Cleaning of paths and tidying of grounds in Maam Gaduying Park
  • Painting of park furniture in Bellingen and Urunga
  • Painting of Sir Edmonds reserve amenities block
  • Tree pruning Hyde and oak street Bellingen
  • Mulching Bellingen main street gardens
  • Pruning, mulching and fertilising of citrus trees in Connell Park Bellingen
  • Pruning of trees on Crown Street Bellingen (between Park and Ford Streets)
  • Gurney boat ramps at Mylestom and Urunga
  • Erect signage at Mylestom B=boat ramp
  • Gurney footpath in front of Memorial Hall in Bellingen
  • Painting of Joy Mitchell Park, Atherton Drive and Maramba Park amenities blocks

WATERFALL WAY & ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting
  • Periodic defect reporting/safety inspections Coutts Water to the Highway
  • Installation of guideposts and pavement markers
  • Sweeping of heavy patching and erection of aftercare signage
  • Amenities maintenance and servicing 
  • Responding to service requests raised by the community

Project Works:

Safety Improvements on Waterfall Way West of Thora

Works commenced Monday 22 February 2021 on a one kilometre section of Waterfall Way near Little North Arm Road, approximately 4.5 kilometres west of Thora. The works will involve widening and replacing the pavement, widening the road shoulders, improving road geometry, upgrading safety barriers in each direction and enhancing line marking. The project has been made possible by a joint partnership with Transport for New South Wales under the Safer Roads Program.

The project will be undertaken between 7am to 6pm weekdays, and from 8am to 1pm Saturdays (as required), with the expected completion forecast for the end of September, weather permitting.

Lane closures and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists should allow up to 10 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Project Information - Safety Improvements on Waterfall Way West of Thora

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting

Dangar Falls Viewing Platforms:

The upper level of the Dangar Falls Viewing Platform project has been completed, including the new interpretive signage shelter, landscaping and upgrade to existing walkway, footpath and pavement upgrade to the existing car park.

The lower walkway has now been completed, with tidying of the site and additional finalisation works underway.

Council will continue to liaise with the community to provide further information as to the opening of the project in its entirety in due course.

Replacement of Tallowwood Point Bridge on Promised Land Road Gleniffer:

Following the immediate emergency closure of the Bridge in 2019, investigations have been undertaken by Council into avenues for replacement, with funding under the State Government Fixing Country Bridges program achieved. Works to replace this bridge will commence early August 2021 (weather permitting). The Project is expected to take 10 - 12 weeks, with the road remaining closed in this location for the duration.

Tallowwood Point Bridge is located 7.2 kms along on Promised Land Road from the Gleniffer 4-way intersection at Gleniffer. Access can be gained either side of the Bridge on the Promised Land Road.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this closure for safety precaution may cause to motorists and residents.

WEED & VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Please use the following hyperlink for further information:

Current Pesticide Use Notifications