Update on our Infrastructure and Works
Updated 8 September 2021
Our Works teams are continuing to be out and about and are currently undertaking maintenance and upgrades on many of our roads, footpaths and playgrounds. Here is an update on some of the works taking place across the City.
Major reconstruction works on Luskintyre Road, Luskintyre has recently been completed with additional works planned along the road in the future
Construction works at the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre car park have also recently wrapped up, as have the reconstruction works at Melbee Street, Rutherford.
The major works, estimated at a combined $2.6m, at Woodberry Road and Allandale Road are continuing but will soon be completed in the coming months.
There are also major works planned for Maitland Vale Road, Hillsborough as the existing concrete culvert is replaced with a new concrete bridge. As a result, the road will be closed to traffic in both directions for up to 12 weeks, scheduled to begin from Monday 27 September.
Both Logan Road and Bunning Avenue, Rutherford will also see upgrades made to the kerb, drainage, pavement and road seal, as well as footpaths in the surrounding area. These works are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Footpaths, Cycleways & Pathways
Council’s maintenance crews have finished several major cycleway constructions. One of those is near The Boulevarde, East Maitland and funded by the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure. It is a new 355m addition and completes the missing link between an existing path that runs through bushland at Brooklyn Park, with a path along Stronach Avenue near Greenhills Shopping Centre.
This cycleway through Brooklyn Park continued on, with the crews constructing 290m of footpath between Chisholm Road and Worcester Drive, thanks to an Active Transport Cycling Grant.
The work didn’t stop there though, with 460m of footpath has also been installed along Chisholm Road from Worcester Drive to South Seas Drive in Ashtonfield.
The crew are now working on replacing old footpaths near Haussman Drive, Thornton.
Play & Recreation Spaces
Council recently installed a brand new play space at Hartcher Oval, Telarah and it was all based on consultation from local daycare and school students who told us what they wanted equipment for climbing, sliding and swinging and places for imagination play.
Works are planned for upgrading of the play space equipment at Cooney Park, East Maitland and are set to begin soon. Crews will then move to Morpeth Common to start upgrading the play space there.
Metford Recreation Reserve has also received major upgrades to the long jump pits, discus cage, shot put pads and enhanced drainage.