Current Works

Road works are scheduled on Reynolds Road, Mount Pleasant, from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue from Friday, 9 February 2018, with completion scheduled by Monday, 19 February 2018.

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***

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        
Roadworks resumed on Marmion Street  30 January with minor road widening to be undertaken on the eastbound carriageway east of Rome Road only.
The City has already completed road widening in advance of asphalt resurfacing on the westbound carriageway of Marmion Street.
Project Update: Concrete footpath and crossover reinstatement completed. Works now awaiting final profiling and asphalting works to coincide with Marmion Street resurfacing works.                                                             
North Lake Road, Myaree 
Works to construct a new school crossing on North Lake Road at Mel Maria Primary School are now completed. 
Awaiting signs and pavement markings by MRWA.
Kennedy Road / Rome Road, Melville
Drainage improvement works to upgrade existing drainage infrastructure adjacent 11A Rome Road and 41B Kennedy Road commenced 14 February. The improvements are intended to reduce stormwater runoff and ponding.
Drainage pipe and structures installation complete.  Kerb, crossover and verge reinstatement scheduled to be completed by 2 March.
Central Avenue / Riverview Terrace, Mount Pleasant
Roadworks to install an asphalt entry treatment on Central Avenue at its intersection with Riverview Terrace, Mount Pleasant were carried out on 14 February.
The traffic treatment constructed out of 30mm red asphalt overlay has been installed to address traffic issues at the intersection. 
Awaiting pavement marking by MRWA. 
New Works
Harry Baker Reserve, Leeming
Drainage and park improvements at Harry Baker Reserve are scheduled to commence from 26 February. The works are intended to improve stormwater retention within the reserve by the creation of a retained drainage basin/swale.  The works will be complemented by park improvements including new interconnecting paths, irrigation renewal and grassed areas. Works will initially commence with the construction of the retained drainage basin with the landscape components to follow. It is expected that the landscape improvements will be completed by late May.

Booragoon LeisureFit
Car park modifications to widen the footpath adjacent the building to reduce vehicle overhang are scheduled to commence 26 February and are expected to be completed within the week.

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.

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Marmion Street, PalmyraMelville (from Justinian Street to Rome Road)

Night works commenced 21 January. Pavement rehab (bottom asphalt layer) complete. Civil works commenced 9 February.

Williams Road, Melville
Work commenced 29 January.

New Works

Thurso Road, Myaree 
Civil works scheduled to commence 26 February. 

Road Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Bateman and Bicton.

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

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Patronage data


Scheduled date




Marmion St after Rome Rd




Install new double sided Esplanade shelter



Murdoch Drive before Hawke Pass




Upgrade boarding area and install double sided Esplanade shelter

April 2018 (Easter School Holidays)


Coomoora Road after The Promenade

Mount Pleasant



Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018


Coomoora Road after Bedford Road




Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018


Winthrop Drive before Barrett-Lennard Parade




Upgrade boarding area and install single sided Esplanade shelter

Late April 2018


Verge Infrastructure

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682



Morphett Crescent, Bateman – From Joyce Place to Breen Place

In progress.


New Works

South Street (from Stockland Bull Creek entrance to Benningfield Road)

Awaiting MRWA approvals.

South Street (Wheatley Road to Hetherington Road)

Awaiting MRWA approvals.

Scouler Way, Bateman
Currently on hold.


Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Bicton Sign Replacement Program

58% 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

Educting contractor cleaning gullies in Bicton and Attadale.


Paving Works

Beckley and Calley Drive, Leeming

Works on roundabout commencing 23 February.


Drainage Works

Wren Street, Mount Pleasant

Works commencing 22 February to Convert 2 grates to Side Entry Pits (SEP’s).

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 footpaths in Bicton the week beginning Monday 19 February 2018, weather permitting. Spraying will also be undertaken on public access ways and sumps across the City at this time.

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.

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.

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).

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)

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

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.