Weekly Works Schedule

Schedule for week beginning Monday 13 September 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
  • Water main upgrade in the vicinity of Yellow Rock Road, Walter Street and Victor Street Raleigh

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):

  • Commencement of 2021/22 Reseal Preparation Program on selected roads across the Coast and Plateau with drainage and road shoulder works as bitumen pavement patching and shape correction works to selected sections
  • Commencement of select sections on North Bank Road
  • Continuation of select sections on Whisky Creek Road, Shepherds Road, Coramba Road, Old Coast Road and Paddys Plains Road
  • Sections of other upcoming Plateau roads from the 2021/2022 Reseal Program, including Richards Road and Tyringham Road

Pothole Patching:

  • Urgent, high priority 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):

  • Continuation of Promised Land Road flood damage grading
  • Continuation of Buffer Creek Road flood damage grading
  • Completion of Langtons Road flood damage grading and vegetation mulching (works undertaken by Contractors)
  • Commencement of construction of approaches to temporary bridge on Valery Road (Pine Creek Bridge No. 2), to allow for by-track to be completed in preparation for the full renewal of Pine Creek No. 2 Bridge
  • Various small flood damage/capital works projects will be undertaken by this team, and currently include flood damage restoration works on Bowraville Road
  • Further flood damage works will be undertaken as priorities are assessed

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:

  • Commencement of Plateau bankslashing program to improve sight distance and vegetation clearance from road shoulders - commencing at Coramba Road from Dangar Falls to Megan
  • Roadside Spraying around guideposts and drainage structures, as well as sight distance on corners on selected roads on the Plateau in and around the Deervale/Bostobrick areas . 
  • Commencement of Valery Road forest mulching works between Pine Creek Bridge No. 1 (Blueberry Farms), through to Mailmans Track Road, to improve sight distance, and clearance from road shoulders

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
  • Pruning and mulching on Hickory Street Dorrigo
  • Mowing of rural reserves
  • Footpath cleaning in Urunga CBD
  • Mowing of Bellingen Cemetery
  • Tidy gardens at Bellingen Sewerage Treatment Plant 
  • Mowing to Connell Park, O’Sullivan’s Park, Piggott Park, Hewitt Park, Cedar Park, Sunset Ridge, Jubilee Park, and McCristal Drive
  • Maintain O’Sullivan’s Bank Garden, and Grevillia Bank at Norco
  • Apply fertiliser to all CBD public gardens
  • Thin Deities in Oak Street Bellingen
  • Repair damages to Urunga Library

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 from Highway to Coutts Water
  • Weed spraying around guard rails on Dorrigo Mountain
  • Tree scoping inspections
  • Clean drainage structures including pits on Dorrigo Mountain
  • Drain and culvert inspections
  • Tree scoping inspections
  • 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