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

North Lake Road / Kitchener Road, Alfred Cove

Works to install speed cushions on both the Kitchener Road legs entering the roundabout are now completed and are awaiting the installation of signs and line marking by MRWA.

Dunkley Avenue, Applecross – Road Improvement Works

Road improvements have now been completed to the first phase of Dunkley Avenue from No 37 Dunkley Avenue to Cantray Avenue with the final asphalt sealing completed Monday 3 July. Work has now progressed to the second phase from Cantray Avenue to Cunningham Street which will involve the construction of new parking embayments, partial reconstruction of the road pavement to improve stormwater runoff, renewal of the kerbs, footpath and general road and drainage infrastructure.

Project Update

Profiling and removal of the upper layers of the road pavement completed 18 July. Delivery of new road base material, spreading/compacting and trimming to the new road levels currently in progress with initial primer sealing scheduled for Friday 28 July weather permitting.

Crossland Way / Kingston Place, Kardinya – Pedestrian Access Upgrades

Pedestrian upgrades including the installation of new pram ramps and refuge islands to the intersection have now been completed.

Road Resurfacing

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

Road Maintenance Program

Honour Avenue, Bicton

Awaiting faux pave.

Elvira Street, Palmyra

Awaiting faux pave and tactiles.

New Works

Road Resurfacing 2017/18 Program

Marmion Street - Rome Road to Justinian Street

Nightworks scheduled to commence 7 August

Profiling & bottom layer asphalt

Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Mount Pleasant & Willagee

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 19712 - Jackson Avenue after Whitfeld Terrace, Winthrop

Works pending approval.

Verge Infrastructure

Reponsible Officer: Works Coordinator, Paul Glennon 9364 0615

Footpath - 2016/2017 Program

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Blain Court, Leeming

Path replacement and new pedestrian crossing for Karel Avenue.

Works scheduled for completion Tuesday 24 July.

South Street, Kardinya

Linking path from bus stop to junction of Townsing Road and Ross Road

Works in progress. (MRDWA approvals pending will dictate when works can be completed.)


Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Melville sign Upgrade:  

  • 100% 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.

Storm Water Educting Works

Works scheduled for Myaree and Winthrop. Complete.

New works to follow soon.

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

Spray Program Update

Beginning the week of 24 July, the following locations within the City’s road reserve will be sprayed (weather permitting):

  • Traffic islands - Applecross, Murdoch, Willagee, Winthrop and Kardinya.
  • Kerb lines - Applecross, Mount Pleasant and Alfred Cove
  • Footpaths - Leeming, Bull Creek and Bateman.

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

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.

Willagee Structure Plan Placemaking

Malone St Corners, Willagee - Minor Landscape Upgrade

Minor landscape works are planned in July for a series of corners along Malone Street Willagee, including Lucas Street, Norcus Way and Hockin Street.

Works include planting, mulching and installation of feature rocks. These works are part of the City’s ongoing Willagee Structure Plan Placemaking.

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

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

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.