Current Projects

Council simultaneously undertakes many projects throughout the municipality. Below is a snapshot of what we're currently working on and expected timelines for completion.



Legana Plaza and Main Street
The new Boulevard has been sealed from the intersection with Freshwater Point Road to the Legana Recreation Ground.  The new traffic lights at the Freshwater Point Road/Brigalow Street intersection have also been installed. They will not be turned on until line marking and other works are completed, which is expected to be May 2019.

Whilst the final road works around the new Boulevard are finished, access to the Tyre Mechanic, the Reject Shop and the Salvation Army may change. Current works have limited access to the southern end of the Salvation Army Car park and vehicles are unable to travel around the side of the building. This area won't be accessible until the plaza works are completed and the main street is opened to the public in late May. For road safety, please adhere to all road signs. Road Closure inquiries may be directed to Elizabeth Hickman on 6323 9300. This project is part of the Legana Masterplan and the new Legana Main Street which has been made possibly from a Federally funded grant.



Exeter Park
A new park is being constructed on the corner of Biloo Street and Main Road Exeter, next to the library.

The contractor has finished laying the paving, garden edging and installed the tables and chairs. Our Parks and Recreation team have planted the majority of the plants, and a new public toilet will be installed on the northern side of the Library in June.


Riverside Stormwater Works
Riverside stormwater works on Balmoral Avenue and Penrith Street (Part A) and Gray Street (Part B).

Stage 1, along Rannoch Avenue has already been completed. The second stage of Part A along Balmoral Avenue and Penrith Street will reduce the frequency and impact of flooding to residents. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2019.

Part B on Gray Street, Riverside has encountered some problems. During excavation works, contractors discovered underground conditions that were far worse than expected, or had been encountered in previous stages. In short, the ground condition under the road was a soft, saturated clay “slurry”.

To rectify this, much of this section of road has had to be excavated and replaced with new fill which will be compacted and a geotextile fabric installed. This is required to provide a solid structure to position the stormwater pipe within and allow for the road to be reconstructed above it.

 

Council in its 2019/2020 Capital budget has now allocated funds for the entire length of Gray Street to be resealed with asphalt. Unfortunately, a dry sub base is required to successfully lay such a seal, and therefore sealing work will not begin until weather conditions allow. In the interim, the stormwater trench will remain gravel on this section of the road. Council will maintain the gravel section of the road until sealing can take place.


2018/19 Road Reseal Program
The 2018/19 Road Reseal Program has commenced and will run from April until June 2019, updating road conditions throughout the municipality.


Freshwater Point Road Legana New Footpath
A new footpath is being constructed on Freshwater Point Road in Legana between Legana Grove and Bulman Drive.

 

Tailrace Park Boardwalk
Repairs will need to be undertaken to a section of the boardwalk at Tailrace Park as it has begun to collapse due to undermining of the mud from under the boardwalk supports.

The work is proposed to start on Monday 24th of June 2019 and expect to be completed by Friday 28th June 2019. The boardwalk will be closed to public access for the duration of the work.


Starting Soon:

Tailrace Park Pontoon
The pontoon at Tailrace Park in Riverside will be removed on Monday 1st of July 2019 to undergo maintenance and an upgrade, after Council received a grant from Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST).

The work is expected to take two weeks, with the pontoon being reinstalled by Friday 12th of July 2019.

 

Enquires please contact our Facilities Management Officer on 03 6323 9300. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Pleasant Hills Drive Grindelwald New Stormwater and Kerbing
The Tender has been awarded for new stormwater and kerbing in Grindelwald.


Atkinsons Road Grindelwald New Kerb and Footpath
The Tender has been awarded for new kerb and footpath in Grindelwald.


Ewart Place Trevallyn New Footpath
A new footpath will be constructed in Ewart Place Trevallyn on the Eastern side of the street.


Mainwaring Street Beauty Point New Footpath
A new footpath will be constructed on Mainwaring Street in Beauty Point, joining the current footpath on the Esplanade.


Pitt Avenue Trevallyn Footpath Extension
The footpath on Pitt Avenue will be extended from Morley Road to the bus stop heading north.


Cleghorn Avenue Riverside Footpath Reconstruction
The footpath along Cleghorn Avenue in front of Riverside Primary School will be reconstructed this school holidays removing the nature strip and leveling the path.


Summit Road Trevallyn Road Footpath Extension
The footpath on Summit Road Trevallyn will be extended east from the current path.

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