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: Construction Supervisor, Michael Powell 9364 0728

 
Macrae Road/Gairloch Street, Applecros
Landscape works completed 17 November.
 
Shirley Strickland Reserve – Car Parking Construction Works
The works will involve the construction of new formalised verge parking on Coogee Road and Sweetman Street and extension of the existing parking on Mitchell Street towards Coogee Road. The Mitchell Street car park works will also involve the installation of a traffic island at Coogee Road to improve safety at the intersection. The works are expected to take 8-10 weeks to complete. 
Works commenced 4 September. Ongoing
 
Coogee Road Car Parks
Complete.
Sweetman Street Car Parks
Final red asphalt overlay scheduled 20 November
Mitchell Street Extension to existing car park
Pavement construction completed. Kerbing works scheduled 17/11.
Mitchell Street / Coogee Road Traffic Island
Corner widening to accommodate new traffic island to prevent corner cutting commenced 13 November. Pavement construction completed. Kerbing works scheduled 17/11 and concrete footpath reinstatement scheduled 22 November.
 
 

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

Line marking complete. 

Awaiting drainage on roundabout.

Anglesey Drive, Kardinya

Asphalt speed humps scheduled 24 November.

Awaiting line marking.

Findlay Road, Leeming

Line marking complete.

Honour Avenue/Point Walter, Bicton

Civil works complete

Asphalt scheduled for 21 & 22-November.

Profiling scheduled for 20 November.

Henley Road, Mount Pleasant

Works commenced 23 October. 

Civil works scheduled to be complete 17 November.

Asphalt scheduled for December school holidays.

 

New Works

Grimsay Road and Drumfern Street, Ardross

Works scheduled to commence 20 November.

Spence Court Leeming

Works scheduled to commence 16 November.

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

Works scheduled to commence early 4 December. 

Riseley Street, Booragoon (Kearns Crescent to Canning Highway)

Asphalting program scheduled for 26 November.

Asphalting Angelsey Drive, Kardinya

Road Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Kardinya and Bull Creek.

 

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 

List finalized and approved. Awaiting drawings and quotes prior to scheduling. 

Bus stop 19712 - Jackson Avenue after Whitfeld Terrace, Winthrop

Works scheduled to commence week beginning 20 November.

 

Verge Infrastructure

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

 

Footpaths

Somerville Boulevard, Winthrop – Kirk Road to Garland Court

Concrete work complete.  Reinstatment of verge ongoing. 

 

Signs  

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Bicton Sign Replacement Program

41% complete.

 

Civil Assets Maintenance

Responsible Officer: Acting Civil Assets Maintenance Supervisor, Mark Snedden 9364 0734

2016/17 Program:

Works scheduled for Mt Pleasant and Brentwood.

 

Storm Water Educting

Responsible Officer: Acting Civil Assets Maintenance Supervisor, Mark Snedden 9364 0734.

Storm Water Educting Works

Works  currently commenced in Attadale. 

 

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

Beginning the week of 13 November, the following locations within the City’s road reserve will be sprayed (weather permitting):

  • Traffic islands City wide.
  • Kerb lines in Bull Creek, Bateman, Brentwood, Mount Pleasant, Booragoon, Ardross, Applecross and Alfred Cove.

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 Kimberly Brosztl, Acting Director Technical Services, on 9364 0676 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.