Rebuild Update - November 2018

clarence valley road

Council’s horizontal infrastructure rebuild covers our roads, bridges, and water and sewer networks. The target date for the completion of the rebuild is June 2020.

The Council-owned community facilities rebuild is separate and covers our buildings and structures (e.g. Memorial Hall, Scout hall, tennis courts, toilets and Skatepark) – read about them here.

Read more about the overall Rebuild programme (including individual projects) here.

As at August 2018, $13,224.878 had been spent on the total rebuild programme.

The overall programme estimate is currently at $42,244.511.

 

Key projects

Lyell Creek Sewer

The Lyell Creek Sewer Wastewater project package is currently out for tender until the end of November.

Next steps: We hope to have assessed all tenders and awarded a contract by Christmas.

 

Clarence Valley access

The draft business case has now been completed and 9 options were assessed against cost, risk, sustainability, design and resilience. A further 2 options (one infrastructure, another non-infrastructure) are now being assessed and the results of these assessments should be available late November. 

Council remain in communication with affected residents and stakeholders and continue to keep them updated on the progress of this project.

 

Five Bridges

The tender process for Five Bridges has now concluded.

The Rebuild Steering Group were presented a tender that offered significant savings through an alternative methodology to the pre-designed package.
This tender was is the favoured option, but required requires more time to carry out detailed designs and assessments.

We hope expect to have awarded the contract for the Five Bridges package by mid-December which means that construction will now start around March 2019.

The delayed start date for construction has no impact to the completion date, which remains at September 2019.

The trade off is that while the preferred tender will ensure the same level of safety as the previous designs and offer better value for money, construction will not be started until March 2019, not late in 2018 as we had hoped.

We will provide further information once the contract has been awarded.

 

Aeration Lagoon

The Aeration Lagoon Wastewater project package is currently out for tender until the end of November.

Preferred suppliers for the aerators at the treatment plant have now been finalised. 

 

Water structures

The 3 waters panel have now delivered all of the design work and documentation on the major projects.

 

Totara Lane Pump Station

A contract for Totara Lane Pump station has been awarded to Fulton Hogan and a meeting was held late October to get things started.

Next steps: We hope to have construction underway mid-November.

 

Peninsula Reservoir

Further negotiations are underway to finalise a supplier for the lining of the reservoir. We hope to award this soon. 

Next steps: We hope to have construction started by Christmas.

 

Fords Reservoir

The Fords Reservoir project package is currently out for tender until the end of November.

Next steps: We hope to have assessed all tenders and awarded a contract by Christmas.

 

Mackles Bore

Monitoring has taken place at Mackles Bore and an assessment of the aquifer has now been completed. No earthquake damage was found. Pipework and minor repairs have been designed, with construction starting in November.   

 


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02 November 2018