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: Acting Construction Supervisor, Iuliana Anton 9364 0783

Dunkley Avenue, Applecross – Road Improvement Works
Road improvements complete. Awaiting line marking by Main Roads WA.

Macrae Road/Gairloch Street, Applecross
Civil works complete. Landscaping commencing with reticulation installation scheduled 21 October.

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 Park
Asphalt works completed.
Sweetman Street Car Park
Base formation works in progress.

Road Resurfacing

Responsible Officer: Acting Road Resurfacing Program Supervisor, Mark Snedden 9364 0732

View the Road Rehabilitation Program 2017-18 for a full list of planned works.

Camm Avenue, Bull Creek
Awaiting line marking.
Awaiting drainage drawings on roundabout.

Anglesey Drive, Kardinya
Works commenced 4 September. 
Asphalt scheduled for completion 24 October.

Findlay Road, Leeming
Asphalt scheduled for completion 25 October.

Honour Avenue/Point Walter, Bicton
Drainage works scheduled for completion 20 October.
Asphalt scheduled to commence early November.

New Works

Henley Road, Mount Pleasant
Works scheduled to commence 30 October.

Riseley Street, Booragoon
Asphalting program available from mid-November

Road Sweeping Program

Currently sweeping roads in Mount Pleasant and Melville.

Crack Sealing

Responsible Officer: Acting Works Coordinator, Michael Powell 9364 0728


2016/17 Crack Sealing Program

Program 2017/18 currently being assessed.

Bus Shelter Upgrades

Reponsible Officer: Acting Works Coordinator, Michael Powell 9364 0728

New Bus Shelters 2017/2018 Program 

List finalized and approved. Currently with the Public Transport Authority for comments.

Bus stop 19712 - Jackson Avenue after Whitfeld Terrace, Winthrop

Works scheduled to commence late October.

Verge Infrastructure



Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Program commenced late August.

Bartlett Street, Willagee
Path relocation, replacement and upgrade between Kirby Street and Bawdan Street. Works in progress.

Bill Bennet Park, Applecross
From MacLeod Street to Simpson Street

Harry Bailey Park, Willagee
From Jagoe Loop to Garling Street


Responsible Officer: Verge Infrastructure Supervisor, Bryce Hunt 9364 0682

Bicton Sign Replacement Program

25% 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 Willagee (75% complete) and Melville (due for completion 10 October).  Works  currently commenced in Palmyra. 

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.

Parks & Environment


Robert Smith Reserve Grasstree Maintenance

The City has engaged contractors to undertake the burning of grasstrees situated in Robert Smith Reserve, Winthrop to reinvigorate their growth and ensure their long term health.
The trees will be burnt over a three day period from Wednesday 27 September 2017 weather permitting.
Alternative dates for any weather delays will be the first week in October.  The trees are being burnt in small groups to minimise smoke plumes.  All care will be taken by the contractor to ensure the safety of the immediate area around the grasstrees.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services and key internal stakeholders have been advised and the relevant fire permits obtained.

Residents living within the vicinity of the park are being notified by mail.


Streetscape slope stabilization projects

Slope stabilisation projects on Bainton Road, Leeming and Townsing Road, Kardinya have now been completed.  Coir fibre matting was anchored down on the steeper sections of the embankments and revegetated wih locally endemic tube stock.  When used with vegetation, coir fibe matting is mechaically strong enough to hold slopes together even after heavy rain.  The result of completing these projects are increased soil stabilization, decreased eroson and allows vegetation to effectively take root at both these locations.


Willagee Structure Plan Placemaking, Malone Street Corner, Willagee - Update

Minor landscape works have been completed for a series of corners along Malone Street, Willagee including Lucas Street, Norcus Way and Hockin Street.  Works included planting, mulching and installation of feature rocks.  These works formed a part of the City's ongoing Willagee Structure Plan Placemaking.

Please contact Kylie Johnson, Acting Director Technical Services on 9364 0605 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate:  Technical Services


Garage Sale Trail 2017 - Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017

The City of Melville is taking part in Australia's largest reuse and sustainability event again this year, with a whole weekend of garage sales planned for across Australia.

Last year saw the City of Melville have over 220 sales, the most in WA and in the top five in Australia. The City was also awarded the National Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications Planning.

The City is actively promoting this initiative and is encouraging the local community to hose a group or individual sale this year. The Garage Sale Trail is a great initiative that receives a lot of positive media and helps us to fulfil our Clean and Green Aspiration.

Please take a look at the attached YouTube link

Garage sale registrations open Thursday, 10 August 2017 and can be done online at The first 1,250 registered sellers across the country will receive a free marketing and advertising pack.

Spray Program Update

Beginning the week of 14 August, the following locations within the City’s road reserve will be sprayed (weather permitting):

  • Footpaths - Bull Creek, Bateman, Ardross, Brentwood, Alfred Cove and Applecross.
  • Kerb lines in Myaree and Melville.

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.

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 Kylie Johnson, Acting Director Technical Services, on 9364 0605 should you require further information.

Responsible Directorate: Technical Services.