Council simultaneously undertakes many projects throughout the municipality. Below is a snapshot of what we're currently working on and expected timelines for completion.
Windsor Park Dog Exercise Area
The dog exercise area at Windsor Park is being upgraded. Works include the installation of new seating and a shelter, re-establishing grass on the hilly areas, and undertaking further drainage works. We appreciate your co-operation as sections of the exercise area are out of action.
Gravelly Beach Road - Road Repairs and Drainage Improvements
Our Works Crew will be undertaking road repairs and drainage improvements on Gravelly Beach Road, north of Beach Road Gravelly Beach, from Monday 18th May 2020.
Pomona Road, Riverside Roundabout Upgrade
The roundabout on the intersection of Pomona Road and Tamar Rise in Riverside is currently being upgraded.
Rosevears Drive, Lanena, Kerb and Footpath Construction
The tender for Rosevears kerb and footpath construction stages 3 and 4 has been awarded and work has begun.
Gray Street Road Reconstruction
Following stormwater upgrades on Gray Street in 2019, a reconstruction of the road is now being undertaken.
Road Reseal Program
The tender for our Annual Road Reseal Program has been awarded and started in April 2020. It was then extended as part of our 2019/2020 Stimulus Package which can be found in our April 2020 Council meeting minutes.
New Kerb and Footpath
A new kerb and footpath will be constructed from No. 35 to the end of Bowen Avenue in Trevallyn.
Bridgenorth Road, Bridgenorth road and drainage repairs
Road and drainage repairs will be undertaken on Bridgenorth Road, Bridgenorth.
Stormwater Trunk Main Duplication Works
Duplication of the Stormwater Trunk Main in Legana will start in May 2020 and continue through until August 2020. Works are being undertaken between Freshwater Point Road and Wangarra Avenue. Further Details can be found in our April Council Meeting Minutes.
Improvements to stormwater drainage are currently being undertaken around the long jump pits at Windsor Park.
As part of our Capital Works Stimulus Package passed at the April 2020 Council Meeting, footpath upgrades will be undertaken on Ecclestone Road, Riverside and Morley Road, Manning and Gray Streets, Riverside, Riverside Way, and Cleghorn Avenue, Barwing Crescent and Currawong Place, Riverside until late July (weather permitting).
Sewage Intrusion Program
West Tamar Council and City of Launceston are participating in a program funded by NRM North as part of the Launceston City Deal 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, undertook inspections of stormwater systems throughout Trevallyn and Riverside from July until November 2019. They then moved into Newstead, Punchbowl and Mowbray Catchments, before returning to north Riverside in the West Tamar in April 2020. They have since moved onto Youngtown, Newnham and Ravenswood, and are expected to again return to the West Tamar Municipality as the program continues. Inspections will only be undertaken on public property due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Any enquires, please contact Council’s Engineer on 03 6323 9300.
Highway Approach Reconstructions
A reconstruction will be undertaken of Barhams Rd & Beasleys Rd approaches to the Frankford Highway. As well as Crawfords Rd, Winkleigh's approach to Winkleigh Rd.
Upgrades to the Exeter Waste Transfer Station
The proposed upgrades include an extra container waste bay, hardstand green waste area, and enhancements to the recycling area. The tender for the project was awarded at our June Council Meeting.
As part of our Capital Works Stimulus Package passed at the April 2020 Council Meeting, footpath upgrades will be undertaken on Guilford Road, Riverside from number 12 to the end. Works are expected to continue until early August, weather permitting.