Current Works

Please note road resurfacing works are scheduled as nightworks on Marmion St, Ince Rd and Hislop Rd between 2 - 7 April.

Current Alert

Road resurfacing works are scheduled as Nightworks on the following roads - 

Marmion St – Eastbound - from Norma Rd to Davy St; Westbound from Davy St to Preen St and from Aldous Pl to Norma Rd for the following days – 2 to 5, April 2017 (both days inclusive).

Ince Rd (at intersection with Canning Highway) & Hislop Rd (Canning Highway to Wichmann Rd) – 5 - 7 April 2017 (both days inclusive)

Works will be carried out between 6pm to 6am. Works have to be carried out during the night due to high traffic volumes during the day and reduce disruptions to the public.

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

Civil Construction

Responsible Officer: Civil Construction Supervisor, Michael Powell 9364 0728

Rome Road / Holman Street, Alfred Cove

Awaiting faux paving and line marking by MRWA.

Ardross Street / Bombard Street, Ardross

Roundabout construction completed.

4x speed plateaus scheduled for completion 17/3.

Verge reinstatement and landscaping to follow.

Murdoch Drive Quenda Wetlands Verge

Works to construct a water sensitive verge along Quenda Wetlands on Murdoch Drive are in progress with box out of the sub grade scheduled to be completed 16/3.

Rock revetment works to commence from 16/3 with shrub and tree planting to follow.

Marmion Street / Adrian Street, Palmyra

Speed plateau installation completed.

Awaiting line spotting and line marking by MRWA.

First Street / Foss Street / Preston Point Road, Bicton

Speed plateau installation completed.

Awaiting line spotting and 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.

The works are expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete.

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 late April.

 

Road Resurfacing

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

 

Road Maintenance Program

2016/2017 Program - Works commenced 12 September

Parry Avenue, Bateman

Complete.

Gleddon Road, Bull Creek

Awaiting tactiles.

Riseley Street, Marmion Street to Karoonda Road, Booragoon

Waiting on tactiles and faux pave.

Riseley Street, Almondbury Road to Leverburgh Street, Booragoon

Waiting on tactiles and faux pave.

Riseley Street (North bound) from Grimsay Street to Willcock Street, Ardross

Waiting on tactiles and faux pave.

Riseley Street (South bound) from Canning Highway to Willcock Street, Ardross

Waiting on tactiles.

Winthrop Drive (Jackson Avenue to Leach Highway)

Complete.

Marmion Street (Davy Street to Norma Road)

Civil works commenced 21 February.

Asphalt (nightworks) rescheduled for 4-7 April.

Olding Street, (Sergeant Street, Potts Street), Melville

Works commenced 2 March.

Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Winthrop and Bicton.

 

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

 

Verge Infrastructure

Reponsible Officer:  Works Coordinator, Paul Glennon 9364 0615

 

Footpath - 2016/2017 Program

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

 

New Works

South Street, Leeming

Collett Way to Findlay Road.

Path replacement and upgrade.

Awaiting Main Roads approvals which will dictate commencement date.

 

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 Bull Creek and Bateman.

New Works

Blackwall Reach/Beach Street intersection, Bicton

Drainage works scheduled to commence Tuesday 7 March to upgrade main outlet pipe.

Works expected to take 3 days to complete.

Booragoon Lake Boardwalk, Booragoon

Refurbishment works postponed on the Booragoon Lake Boardwalk due to inclement weather. Rescheduled to commence 21 March. Works expected to take 2 weeks to complete.

 

Storm Water Educting

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

  • Works scheduled for Bull Creek and Bateman.

 

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

 

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). 

 

First for WA Lakes

During January 2017 the City’s reserves team initiated a trial to clear Marmion and Frederick Baldwin lakes of noxious aquatic weed such as Duck Weed.

The last time Marmion Lake was cleared in 2015 it took a week to remove turtles and two and a half weeks to clear the invasive weed and fish species using 10 staff and volunteers , equating to over 6400 man hours.  The native turtles had to be removed by hand and temporarily rehomed at a further cost to the City.

Used for the first time in WA as a trial by the City, an amphibious machine, the Truxor DM5000 was hired to dredge both lakes. With its ability to move easily from land to water using a track system creating low ground pressure, there was no damage to the environment.  The turtles were not required to be removed and the whole exercise took just over a week to clear both lakes, with all the invasive weed species being removed.  A single operator was required, which kept man hours to a minimum.  Areas of the lakes that had been extremely hard to access and the potential to damage the environment was mitigated.

  

The Truxor with invasive weed species removed from Marmion Lake

  

 

Please contact John Christie, Director Technical Services on 9364 0617 should you require further information.Responsible Directorate: Technical Services

 

Maintenance Works at Blackwall Reach Reserve, Bicton

The City of Melville will be performing maintenance works along paths within Blackwall Reach Reserve commencing Tuesday 28th February 2017.  While these works are being completed path closures and traffic management will be in place to ensure safety of staff and reserve users.  Reserve users are asked to adhere to signage and detours put in place.

 

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. 

Please contact John Christie, Director Technical Services on 9364 0617 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services

 

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.