Current Works

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: Civil Construction Supervisor, Michael Powell 9364 0728

Ardross Street / Bombard Street, Ardross

Landscaping to centre island to follow.

 

Marmion Street / Adrian Street, Palmyra

Speed plateau installation completed.

Awaiting line marking by MRWA.

 

First Street / Foss Street / Preston Point Road, Bicton

Speed plateau installation completed.

Awaiting line marking by MRWA.

 

Baal Street / Marmion Street, Palmyra

Blackspot funding for the installation of median islands on both the Baal Street legs entering the intersection at Marmion Street commenced 28 February. The median islands will provide the necessary priority and traffic calming effect.

­Civil works completed.  Awaiting line marking by MRWA.

 

Harris Street, Bicton

Footpath and drainage works to alleviate property flooding at 67 Harris Street commenced 11 April and are scheduled to be completed by 26 April.

 

New Works

North Lake Road / Kitchener Road, Alfred Cove

Works to install speed cushions on the both the Kitchener Road legs entering the roundabout are scheduled to commence late March.  The works will also involve refurbishment of the roundabout with night works resurfacing scheduled mid-May.

 

Road Resurfacing

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

 

Road Maintenance Program

2016/2017 Program - Works commenced 12 September 2016

 

Marmion Street (Davy Street to Norma Road), Booragoon   

Awaiting tactiles, faux pave, raise drainage and sewer lids.

 

Olding Street (Sergeant Street, Potts Street), Melville

Works commenced 2 March.

Asphalt scheduled for Potts Street 20 April.

Asphalt scheduled for Olding Street 19 April.

 

Ince Street, Dandenong Street,  Attadale

Works commenced 3 April. Ince Street awaiting tactiles.

 

New Works

Canning Highway Service Road, Melville

Works due to commence 20 April.

 

Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Leeming and Brentwood.

 

Crack Sealing

Responsible Officer:   Works Coordinator, Paul Glennon 9364 0615


 

2016/17 Crack Sealing Program

 

Bus Shelter Upgrades

2016/2017 program Bus Shelter Upgrade Program

Reponsible Officer:  Works Coordinator, Paul Glennon 9364 0615

 

New Bus Shelters

Bus stop 10303 - Canning Highway before Prinsep Road, Attadale

Works scheduled for the school holidays - week commencing owards the end of April.

Bus stop 19712 - Jackson Avenue after Whitfeld Terrace, Winthrop

Works scheduled for week commencing mid-April.

Bus stop 10938 - Winterfold Road before Doherty Road, Kardinya

Works scheduled to commence mid-April. Concrete pad completed. Bus shelter to be installed before the end of May.

Bus stop 19963 - Dean Road after Parry Avenue, Bateman

Works scheduled for the school holidays - week commencing 10 April. Concrete pad completed. Bus shelter to be installed before the end of May.

Bus stop 19965 - Dean Road after Parry Avenue, Bateman

Works scheduled for the school holidays - week commencing 10 April. Concrete pad completed. Bus shelter to be installed before the end of May.

 

Verge Infrastructure

Reponsible Officer:  Works Coordinator, Paul Glennon 9364 0615

 

Footpath - 2016/2017 Program

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

 

South Street, Leeming

Collett Way to Findlay Road - Path replacement and upgrade.

Works scheduled to commence mid to late April and take two days to complete.

 

Jetties & Boardwalks

Curedale Mews, Bull Creek

Repairs and painting of two wooden bridges commencing week of 17 April. Works expected to take two weeks to complete.

Sicklemore Street/Karoonda Road, Booragoon - Painting of footbridge commencing week of 17 April.  Works expected to take approximately two days to complete.

 

Signs  

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Melville sign Upgrade:  

  • 78% complete.

 

Civil Assets Maintenance

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

 

2016/17 Program:

Works scheduled for Mt Pleasant and Brentwood.

 

Storm Water Educting

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

Works scheduled for Mt Pleasant and Brentwood.

 

Drainage works

Kearns Crescent Carpark

Installation of strip drain commencing 17 April and expected to be completed 20 April.

 

Laurie Withers Reserve

Installation of 3 x bubble up pits commencing 19 April and expected to be completed 21 April.

 

Waste (Bulk Verge Collection)

Green Waste Collection

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

 

Parks & Environment

 

Renewal of Playgrounds

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

  • Bill Ellson Park (29-31st March) being replaced with a similar type unit.
  • Bill Ellson/Mandala Hall (29-31st March) being removed totally and not replaced.
  • Three Bears Park (3-5th April) being replaced with a similar type unit.
  • Hill Park (TBC) being replaced  with a similar type unit.
  • Ted Nesham Park (TBC) the unit and swing are being removed and replaced with a basket swing only.
  • Fredrick Baldwin Southern Space (early May) removal of existing units and the creation of a more natural playspace.
  • Bainton Park (6-7th April) being removed totally and not replaced. Planting will be carried out in this park in May/June.

 

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. 

 

 

Heathcote Waylen Bay Scout Stair Replacement

The stairs adjacent to the Waylen Bay Scout Hall at Point Heathcote stairs will be closed for a period of about 6 weeks (6 February 2017 – 17 March 2017) due to demolition of the old wooden set and replacement with a new aluminium set.

The contractor will have detour signs in place to direct pedestrians to the northern ramp where they will be able to access the upper land. 

Responsible Officer: Ian Davis, Project Coordinator 0403 463 954

 

 

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 John Christie,  Director Technical Services, on 9364 0605 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.