Current Works

Find out about the current works across the City of Melville, including road works, civil construction and verge infrastructure.

***Please be aware of the following essential roadworks***

Reynolds Road, from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue, from Monday, 4 December 2017, with completion scheduled by Thursday, 15 February 2018 read more.

Marmion Streetfrom Justinian Street to Rome Road from Monday, 15 January 2018, with scheduled completion by Monday, 16 April 2018 read more.

Find out about the current works across the City of Melville, including road works, civil construction and verge infrastructure. For general enquiries, please call 1300 635 845. For enquiries relating to specific projects, please contact the relevant officer below.

Works/Projects due for commencement and being actioned by Technical Services:

Civil Construction

Responsible Officer: Construction Supervisor, Michael Powell 9364 0728

 
Marmion Street / Rome Road, Melville
Works to improve the merge taper on both legs of Marmion Street east and west of Rome Road commenced 29 November. Road widening works to the westbound carriage way were completed 22 December. Road widening to the east bound carriage way are scheduled to commence early February. The final component of the works will involve profiling and asphalting night works to coincide with other resurfacing works programmed on Marmion Street in mid to late February.

North Lake Road, Myaree
Works to construct a new school crossing on North Lake Road at Mel Maria Primary School are scheduled to commence 16 January 2018.  Works expected to take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete.

New Works

Cunningham Street, Ardross
Works to construct and install a speed plateau on Cunningham Street near Munsey Street are scheduled from 19 January.
The traffic treatment to be constructed out of red asphalt is being installed to address traffic issues on Cunningham Street.

Blackwall Reach Parade, Bicton
Works to construct and install a speed plateau on Blackwall Reach Parade between Beach Street and Crewe Street are scheduled from 19 January.
The traffic treatment to be constructed out of red asphalt is being installed to address traffic issues on Blackwall Reach Parade.
 

Road Resurfacing

Responsible Officer: Road Resurfacing Program Supervisor,  Rusty Hampton 9364 0732

View the Road Rehabilitation Program 2017-18 for a full list of planned works.

Road Resurfacing 2017/18 Program 

Camm Avenue, Bull Creek
Awaiting drainage on roundabout.
Received quote for pipe relining, works to be implemented.

Henley Road, Mount Pleasant
Completed.
Road spotted.  Awaiting MRWA to line-mark.

Grimsay Road and Drumfern Street, Ardross
Completed.
Road spotted.  Awaiting MRWA to line-mark.

Reynolds Road, Mount Pleasant (from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue)

Profiling and asphalting bottom layer complete.
Civil works commenced 14 December.
Asphalt wearing course scheduled for February.

Profiling and asphalting bottom layer scheduled to commence 4 December. 

Works will be carried out in three stages, stage one is now complete.  Stage two and three are as follows:-

  • 13 December 2017 to 7 February 2018 - Civil works
  • 8 February 2018 to 15 February 2018 - Asphalting of the top layer
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Wednesday, 3 January 2018 to Wednesday, 7 February 2018 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Partial road closure in both directions. Speed reduced to 40 km/h

Thursday, 8 February 2018 to Thursday, 15 February 2018 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Road Closed in works section. Follow detours.

Read More

 

New Works

Marmion Street, Palmyra/Melville (from Rome Road to Justinian Street), Sunday,  21 January with scheduled completion by Monday, 16 April 2018.

The works have been prioritised as essential to address structural failure, deformation and excessive wearing in the wheel paths. Due to high traffic volumes during the day, profiling and asphalt works will be carried out at night. Detours will be in place. 

Works will be carried out in three stages:

·   Nightworks: Sunday 21 January to Sunday 4 February 2018 - profiling and replacement of the pavement layer between 7.00pm and 6.00am.
·  Monday, 29 January to Thursday, 29 March 2018 - civil works between 7.00am to 6.00pm.
·  Nightworks: Tuesday, 3 April February to Monday, 16 April 2018 – asphalting of the top layer from 7.00pm to 6.00am.

Road Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Leeming and kardinya.

Crack Sealing

Responsible Officer: Works Coordinator, Stuart McCarthy 9364 0615

 

Bus Shelter Upgrades

Reponsible Officer: Works Coordinator, Stuart McCarthy 9364 0615

New Bus Shelters 2017/2018 Program

Stop number

Location

Suburb

Patronage data

Description

Scheduled date

ON

OFF

10732

Marmion St after Rome Rd

Melville

19

22

Install new double sided Esplanade shelter

February 2018

19959

Murdoch Drive before Hawke Pass

Winthrop

36

60

Upgrade boarding area and install double sided Esplanade shelter

April 2018 (Easter School Holidays)

19717

Coomoora Road after The Promenade

Mount Pleasant

29

3

Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018

19715

Coomoora Road after Bedford Road

Ardross

18

2

Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018

19701

Winthrop Drive before Barrett-Lennard Parade

Winthrop

15

1

Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018

 

Verge Infrastructure

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

 

Footpaths

Bombard Street - Ardross Street to Gairloch Street, Mount Pleasant

Commencing mid-January due to kerbing contractor availability.

 

Signs

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Bicton Sign Replacement Program

45% complete.

Civil Assets Maintenance

Responsible Officer: Civil Assets Maintenance Supervisor, Bradly Prideaux 9364 0734

2016/17 Program:

Works scheduled for Mount Pleasant and Brentwood.

Storm Water Educting

Responsible Officer: Civil Assets Maintenance Supervisor, Bradly Prideaux 9364 0734.

Storm Water Educting Works

Works are completed in Leeming.
Inspections curretnly being undertaken in Bateman.

Waste (Bulk Verge Collection)

Junk and White Goods/Metals

To view the scheduled collection dates for green waste or junk & white goods within the City, please click here for dates and more information.

Natural Areas & Parks

Spray Program Update

The City's road reserve weed spraying contractor will be spraying kerb lines in Attadale, Bicton and Palmyra as well as footpaths in Myaree, Melville, Attadale and Bicton the week beginning Monday 15 January 2018, weather permitting.

South Eastern Play Space

After positive feedback at the Elected Members Information Session (EMIS) on 27 June 2017, the new south eastern play space concept plan will now go out for broader community engagement. The dates below represent the indicative process over the next few months.

  • July 10th – Aug 6th Engagement period involving an online survey through ‘MelvilleTalks’; updating the City of Melville website, letter drop to local residents within 400m and signage on site directing them to the on-line survey; and advertorial, social media posts and media releases
  • August – Analysis of the feedback and preparation of engagement report
  • Aug – Sept – Modification of the concept plan as required/desired and preparation of an opinion of probable costs based on the revised plan
  • September – EMIS
  • October – Ordinary Council Meeting for approval to proceed to next stage – detail design
  • The community engagement period for the Premier Playspace draft concept plan at Bob Gordon Reserve in Bull Creek concluded on Friday, 4 August 2017.

    The City received 502 responses through the on-line survey and several written submissions. City staff will now undertake careful review of all responses over the next few months and revise the concept plan as required to reflect this feedback. Once the review is completed a recommendation will be presented to Council.

Piney Lakes corner planting

Additional planting of the Piney Lakes, corner of Murdoch Drive and Leach, will take place from 10 July 2017 for approximately 1 week. Spraying the rear section, behind the banksias, with a native plant seed mix will be completed within the next few months.

Fredrick Baldwin Lake - water quality improvement

Work has begun on improving the water quality within Frederick Baldwin Lake. This includes the staged removal of the existing casuarinas, which are currently blocking access to the lake, and planting of sedges and other appropriate species. This process will be undertaken over a 12 to 24 month period to avoid denuding the area and to maximise plant survival. Other works being considered into the future include interventions at the water inlets to reduce the contaminants actually reaching the lake.

Piney Lakes Sensory Play Park Upgrade

Piney Lakes Sensory Play Park Upgrade is now complete. The upgrade aims to broaden the sensory play experience and enhance access for all within the park.

The new play space offers a range of new accessible play elements including swings, a roundabout, raised concrete sand and water play tables, a central play dome and incudes a new centralised picnic area. New artwork contributions from Jahne Rees and Liam Cole from Scape-ism and Daniel Iley feature within the upgrade, with additional works to come from Brenton See and Jenny Dawson.

New South-Eastern Playspace Upgrade

Design work is continuing on this project, with a concept, based on the CRG (Community Reference Group) recommendations being drafted, with Bob Gordon Reserve being the preferred option for a playspace in the south eastern area of the City.

The concept plan will be presented to the CRG on Wednesday, 14 June.

In the week beginning Monday, 19 June, the plan will be on Melville Talks for broader community discussion. Letters will be sent directly to the residents adjacent to Bob Gordon Reserve requesting input.

Upon completion of this 4 week engagement period the comments will be collated, the concept plan will be amended as required. The City is anticipating presenting an item to Council in September with the preferred location and concept design.

Blue Gum Community Centre entrance upgrade

The Blue Gum Community Centre’s Entrance is being upgraded from Monday May 29 throughout June and July 2017. While works are underway, please use only the designated rear entrance and follow the signage on site. Extra lighting has been added. For more information refer to the Centre on the City’s website or contact Centre staff on 9364 0148.

Renewal of Playgrounds

Within the next few months we will be renewing several playgrounds around the City. These include

  • Frank Cann Park (near Wood Street) being replaced with a similar type unit.
  • Dick Piercy Park being replaced with a similar type unit.
  • Olding Park being replaced with a similar type unit.
  • Bert Jeffery Park being replaced with a similar type unit and relocated slightly back towards the existing trees.
  • Ormond Bowyer Park being replaced with a similar type unit.

First Grass Reduction Project at Booragoon Lake

Environmental Services, in conjunction with the Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes, are planning to remove a short section of grassed area between the existing footpath, and bushland vegetation edge in order to restore it back to native vegetation. The area of grass runs from the pumping stations opposite Shadbolt Street intersection, to opposite 58 Aldridge Road (see map below). Only the grass between the bushland and the footpath is being removed, the grass on the outside of the footpath to the road edge will be retained.

Removing grass to a hard edge, is a best practice technique of bushland management in order to reduce grass infestation and increase the vegetation buffer to our wetlands. It is hoped that this will improve water quality outcomes, and form part of a longer term grass reduction program along the edges of our high value Wetlands.

The grass will be chemically removed in March, with a possible follow-up treatment in June. The area will then be revegetated in winter (approximately June/July).

Jeff Joseph Reserve Attadale Revegetation

The City has secured a further $19,000 grant from the Department of Parks and Wildlife to implement Stage 2 of the revegetation works at Jeff Joseph Reserve, Attadale.  Stage 1 saw the planting of over 11,000 sedges (grass-like plants) and shrubs on the foreshore by City staff, the Green Army and community volunteers.  Stage 2 will involve continued revegetation, weed control, track formalisation and maintenance of the site overall.

Unfortunately, some of the seedlings installed in Stage 1 have been recently vandalised with a number of established plants being removed. A media release has been drafted to encourage the community to take ownership of the site and report any future incidents.

Brentwood Living Stream Project

The Brentwood Living Stream project is nearing completion with the perimeter fence being removed week ending 5 August and temporary fencing will remain around both drain head walls for safety reasons. Signage panels on the interpretative node are also being installed. Future works are as follows:

January 2017 - July 2017

  • Weed control (ongoing)
  • Planting riparian zone (summer)
  • Planting verge and infill dryland area (winter)

Wireless Hill Park - Featured in Australian Geographic

Wireless Hill Park was recently featured in Australian Geographic after the very rare flowering of the red beak orchid (Pyrorchis nigricans). The orchids usually only flower after fire events and they were observed flowering en masse after the recent small fire we had at Wireless Hill. The full article can be found here.

Please contact Mick McCarthy, Director Technical Services, on 9364 0605 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.