Current Works

Essential road works will commence on Reynolds Road, from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue, from Monday, 4 of December 2017.

***Please be aware of essential roadworks to Reynolds Road, from Bombard Street to Crest Avenue, on Monday, 4 December 2017, with completion scheduled by Thursday, 15 February 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

Macrae Road/Gairloch Street, Applecross
Decorative stencil treatment to the raised asphalt plateau completed 30 November. All works complete.
Macrae Road & Gairloch - During Landscape works
Macrae Road & Gairloch - Complete  Landscape works
Shirley Strickland Reserve – Car Parking Construction Works
Decorative stencil treatment to the raised asphalt plateau completed 30 November. All works complete.
Marmion Street / Rome Road, Melville

Works to improve the merge taper on both legs of Marmion Street east and west of Rome Road commenced 29 November.  The works will involve minor road widening on the westbound carriage way west of Rome Road and eastbound carriage way east of Rome Road.  Works will initially commence on Marmion Street west bound with works on the east bound side of Rome Road to commence in the new year. The final component of the works will involve profiling and asphalting night works to coincide with other resurfacing works programmed on Marmion Street in the new year. The works are expected to take 5 weeks to complete not including the Christmas new year break.


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.

Anglesey Drive, Kardinya


Honour Avenue/Point Walter, Bicton


Henley Road, Mount Pleasant

Asphalt scheduled for December school holidays.

Spence Court, Leeming

Awaiting asphalt December.

Grimsay Road and Drumfern Street, Ardross

Asphalt scheduled for December school holidays.

Riseley Street, Booragoon (Kearns Crescent to Canning Highway)


New Works

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

Profiling and asphalting bottom layer scheduled to commence 4 December. 

Works will be carried out in three stages:

  • 4 to 12 December 2017 - Profiling and asphalting of the bottom layer
  • 13 December 2017 to 7 February 2018 - Civil works
  • 8 February 2018 to 15 February 2018 - Asphalting of the top layer

Monday, 4 December to Tuesday, 12 December 2017 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Road Closed in works section, both directions. Please follow detours.

Wednesday, 13 December to Thursday, 21 December 2017 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Partial road closure, both directions. Speed reduced to 40 km/h.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 to Wednesday, 7 February 2018 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Partial road closure in both directions. Speed reduced to 40 km/h

Thursday, 8 February 2018 to Thursday, 15 February 2018 – 7am to 6pm

Reynolds Road, Bombard Street to Crest Avenue - Road Closed in works section. Follow detours.

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Riseley Street, Booragoon (Kearns Crescent to Canning Highway)

Asphalting program scheduled for 26 November.

Asphalting Angelsey Drive, Kardinya

New Works

Marmion Street, Palmyra/Melville (from Justinian Street to Rome Road)

Scheduled to commence mid-January.


Road Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Melville and Booragoon.


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 



Verge Infrastructure

Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682



Bombard Street - Ardross Street to Gairloch Street, Mount Pleasant

Commencing 11 December



Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Bicton Sign Replacement Program

42% complete.


Civil Assets Maintenance

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

2016/17 Program:

Works scheduled for Mount 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 Leeming. 

Gross Pollutant Traps (River Outfalls) cleaning approx. 100% 

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

In the week beginning Monday 11 December 2017, the City’s road reserve weed spraying contractor will be undertaking kerb line spraying in Applecross and Murdoch and footpath spraying in Bull Creek, Batema, Brentwood, Booragoon, Ardross and Mount Pleasant, weather permitting.

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.