Riverside Stormwater Works
Riverside stormwater works on Balmoral Avenue and Penrith Street (Part A) and Gray Street (Part B).
Following on from the Stage 1 Stormwater upgrade completed in Riverside Drive and Rannoch Avenue, Council through its contractor Zanetto Civil Pty Ltd, have been undertaking Stage 2 of the major stormwater upgrade in Balmoral Avenue and Penrith Street.
Currently the works are outside 8 Penrith Street, with approximately 400m of stormwater pipes to be installed finishing adjacent to 52 Penrith Street.
Progress has unfortunately been slowed by more rock in the area than we anticipated. As the amount of rock is quite unpredictable, it is difficult to put a time frame on completion, but we expect it will take another 16 weeks.
This work is important as it will ultimately reduce the frequency of properties flooding after a large storm event.
Part B on Gray Street, Riverside has also 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.
Sewage Intrusion Program
West Tamar Council and City of Launceston are participating in a program funded by NRM North to improve the health of the Tamar Estuary.
The primary objective is to identify instances of sewage in the urban stormwater systems. Paneltec, as authorised officers of the West Tamar Council, are undertaking inspections of stormwater systems throughout Trevallyn and Riverside from July 2019, for approximately 4 months. Inspections may be undertaken on private property but Paneltec employees can produce Council identification cards upon request.
Any enquires, please contact Council’s Engineer on 03 6323 9300.
Pitt Avenue Trevallyn Footpath Extension
The footpath on Pitt Avenue will be extended from Morley Road to the bus stop heading north.
Pomona Road Kerb and Footpath Replacement
The footpath and kerb on Pomona Road between Riverside Drive and West Tamar Road will be replaced.
Road Reseal Program
The tender for our Annual Road Reseal Program has been awarded and will be starting soon.
Rosevears Drive Kerb and Footpath Construction
The tender for Rosevears kerb and footpath construction stages 3 and 4 has been awarded and will commence shortly.