Capital Works Program

 

The Capital Works Program is part of Council's Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2020-2029.  It lists the capital works projects that will be carried out during the 2020/21 financial year, classified by expenditure type and funding source.

The Long Term Infrastructure Plan outlines the infrastructure programs and projects planned for delivery by Council over the next ten years. The overarching objective of the Long Term Long Term Infrastructure Plan is to provide the right infrastructure, at the right time, in the right places, and in a way that represents best value for money and sustainable use of resources.

You can find details on this years Capital Works Program as well as key changes from the previous Long Term Infrastructure Plan below.

Key Changes from Previous Long Term Infrastructure Plan

Changes have been made to last year’s adopted LTIP as a result of successful external grant funding applications and amendments made due to the budget submission process.

These changes include, but are not limited to the following projects:

  • Integration of a $3 million Accelerated Footpath Program spread over 2020/21 and 2021/22 including approximately 10.3 kilometres of priority footpaths delivered in accordance with the Paths and Trails Strategy 2019.

  • $2.65 million for the upgrade of Copelands Road between Lillico Road and Albert Street in Warragul.

  • $850,000 for construction of a 4.7km granitic sand path connecting Erica and Rawson.

  • $753,00 for intersection safety improvements in Drouin and Warragul (subject to a successful grant application).

  • $650,000 on LED street lighting upgrades.

  • $500,000 for detailed designs, approvals, site investigations and funding advocacy for the Drouin Community Hub.

  • $475,000 on an accelerated design program to design and plan future infrastructure works across the Shire.

  • $381,290 for road safety works at Black Spots including Fisher Road in Drouin West and Thomson Dam Access Road in Thomson.

  • $370,000 to upgrade McCarthy Court in Warragul to better service the new Warragul Early Learning Centre.

  • $150,000 to commence detailed design of improvements identified in the Drouin Township Plan in preparation for delivery in the 2021/22 financial year.

  • New $81,000 sustainability program to see solar power systems fitted on eight Council buildings. 

  • $60,000 increased investment in the street tree planting program.

  • $55,000 to commence detailed feasibility work and support progression of the proposed Logan Park Cycling Precinct.

  • $25,000 accessible parking improvement program.

  • $25,000 bus shelter refurbishment program.

  • $8,000 for a tennis hit up wall at the Trafalgar Tennis Club.

  • The planned $1.1 million Queen Street Warragul promenade upgrade has been deferred to the 2021/22 financial year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

Roads

$14.4 million has been allocated to Council's roads projects. 

These projects include sealed roads, unsealed roads, kerb and channel and street furniture.

  • $2.65 million of works on Copelands Roads in Warragul (between Lillico Road and Albert Street) as per the Warragul Precinct Structure Plan.
  • $2 million of reconstruction works on three poor condition sealed roads in Shady Creek, Warragul and Drouin.
  • $1.8 million of road resealing (over 250,000 square metres).
  • $1.5 million of gravel road re-sheeting works.
  • $1.3 million of road safety improvements across the Shire.
  • $1.2 million of road repairs (over 30,000 square metres).
  • $750,000 of strategic land acquisitions for road intersection upgrades in Warragul.
  • $650,000 on LED street lighting upgrades.
  • $600,000 of sealing and upgrade works on the remainder of Shillinglaw Road in Drouin.
  • $370,000 to upgrade McCarthy Court in Warragul to better service the new Warragul Early Learning Centre.
  • $100,000 on new or improved township entry, parking and traffic signage.
  • New $25,000 bus shelter refurbishment program.
  • Over 700 metres of kerb and channel replacement.
  • Extensive re-linemarking, guardrail and signage replacement.
  • Planting of approximately 600 advanced street trees.

Recreation and Open Spaces

$7.9 million has been allocated to Council's recreation and open space projects.

This includes sport and recreation facilities such as netball courts, tennis courts, playground and BMX tracks. 

  • $3.2 million over two years for a multi-use pavillion at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve (subject to a successful grant application).
  • $2.9 million on a new synthetic soccer pitch for Baxter Reserve in Warragul (subject to external funding).
  • $600,000 on a stormwater harvesting project to use recycled water for irrigation at Western Park ovals in Warragul.
  • $503,000 on a new skate park and recreational vehicle parking area in Rawson.
  • $500,000 on sports field and hard surface replacement/renewal including a major upgrade of Kydd Parke Oval in Jindivick (subject to external funding).
  • $400,000 on open space improvements in Warragul and Yarragon.
  • $400,000 on sports oval lighting upgrades at Longwarry and Thorpdale Recreation Reserves.
  • $200,000 for the Placemaking Program across four smaller townships.
  • $200,000 on new sports and playground equipment including skate and BMX, as well as open space furniture replacement.
  • $150,000 to re-tile the Neerim South pool.
  • $100,000 on upgrades to coaches boxes at Buln Buln, Darnum and Western Park in Warragul.
  • $100,000 towards key actions from the Community Hubs Strategy.
  • $95,431 on public artwork.
  • $8,000 for a tennis hit up wall at the Trafalgar Tennis Club. 

Footpaths

$2.9 million has been allocated to Council's footpath program. 

This includes sealed footpaths, unsealed footpaths, shared use paths and rural trails. 

  • $1.5 million on approximately 5.8 kilometresof new footpaths across the Shire.
  • $850,000 for the construction of a 4.7 kilometre granitic sand path connecting Erica and Rawson
  • $500,000 on gravel and sealed path replacements, trip hazard rectifications, upgrades to meet Disability Discrimination Act compliance and pram ramp replacements.

Buildings

$2.5 million has been allocated to Council's building projects.

This includes Council's major buildings and minor structures

  • $1.7 million on community facility renewals including roof works, flooring works, cladding replacements, accessibility improvements, heating and cooling upgrades as well as asbestos removal.
  • $300,000 on replacement of the Burke Street public toilets in Warragul, as well as minor refurbishments of public toilets Shire-wide.
  • $330,000 on waste system upgrades to better manage street sweeper waste material.
  • $100,000 on solar panel installations on eight Council owned buildings.

Drainage

$1 million has been allocated for Council's drainage projects.

This includes underground drainage systems, open (surface) drains, cross road culverts (minor culverts) and storm water retention basins (wetlands, retardation basins and dams). 

  • $450,000 on open drain cleaning and roadside works.
  • $400,000 on pit, pipe and culvert replacements.
  • $100,000 on dam safety and wetland establishment works.

Future Designs and Investigations

$2.8 million has been allocated for Council's design and investigation projects.

This includes concept plans and detailed architectural drawings, permit investigations and feasibility studies. 

  • $500,000 towards detailed designs, permits, technical investigations and approvals for a Drouin Community Hub.
  • $475,000 on an accelerated design program to design and plan future infrastructure works at various locations across the Shire.
  • $200,000 on future road reconstructions, drainage upgrades, intersection upgrades and external funding application support.
  • $150,000 for detailed design works of improvements identified in the Drouin Township Plan in preparation for delivery in the 2021/22 financial year.
  • $100,000 for recreation and open space design work at Warragul and Neerim South.
  • $93,926 on redesigning and revising costings for the south bypass crossing of King Parrot Creek in Drouin and a number of other projects requiring revision.
  • $55,000 to commence detailed feasibility work and support progression of the proposed Logan Park Cycling Precinct in Warragul.