Capital Works Program 2020/21

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The Capital Works Program is part of Council's Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2021-2031.  It lists the capital works projects that will be carried out during the 2021/22 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.

What infrastructure is planned for 2021/22?

Council continues its major investment in infrastructure totalling $38.7 million (plus any projects not finished from the current financial year) comprising of the following:

  • $14.4 million for progressing key strategic projects
  • $14.7 million for infrastructure renewal
  • $9.6 million for general infrastructure works

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

Click here to download the Long Term Infrastructure Plan in full(PDF, 18MB)

To view a summary of the Capital Works Program for 2021/22, please download the Long Term Infrastructure Plan Fact Sheet.(PDF, 1MB)

Key Changes from Previous Long Term Infrastructure Plan

Changes have been made to the 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:

  • $270,000 towards additional Recreation and Open Space design project, which include:
    • Design of a synthetic athletics track and lighting at Geoff Watt Track, Warragul ($80,000)
    • Design of playing surface improvements to the existing oval and detailed design of a second oval at the Longwarry Recreation Reserve, Longwarry ($90,000)
    • Detailed design for the pavilion at the Longwarry Recreation Reserve ($100,000)
  • $25,000 for the construction of the path along Twin Ranges Drive, Warragul
  • $30,000 for the design of the dry area spaces at the Warragul Leisure Centre site for the swimming groups as part of the Indoor Stadium (Stage 1) Warragul Leisure Centre Project.
  • $65,000 for extended court aprons, drainage and fencing at the Burke Street Netball Courts, Warragul.$20,000 for the installation of seating and signage along the Erica to Rawson Trail.
  • $50,000 for an improved pedestrian crossing at the corner of Sinclair Street and Princes Way, Drouin.
  • $122,000 for the construction of an Indigenous Art Garden in Rotary Park, Warragul.
  • $110,000 for the installation of increased spectator seating and shelter infrastructure at Eastern Park, Warragul and increased spectator seating at Western Park, Warragul.
  • $10,000 for the installation of bollards surrounding the Walhalla Southern Carpark, Walhalla.
  • $60,000 for an additional town to be included in the Placemaking Program.

Recreation and Open Spaces

 $18.62 million will be invested in Council's recreation and open spaces, inlcuding: 

  • $10 million to commence construction of two additional basketball courts at the Warragul Leisure Centre.
  • $4 million to commence construction of a multi-use pavilion at Bellbird Park, Drouin.
  • $1.7 million to complete the construction of the multi-use pavilion at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve, Trafalgar.
  • $1.5 million of strategic land purchases in Drouin and Warragul.
  • $200,000 for sports lighting upgrades at the Hallora Recreation Reserve (subject to a successful grant application.)
  • $575,000 towards the implementation of masterplans at Bellbird Park, Drouin and Brooker Park, Warragul.
  • $200,000 for sports and playground equipment including skate and BMX, as well as open space furniture replacement.
  • $100,000 towards the Hallora Recreation Reserve goals as well as the cross country course equipment at the Lardner Equestrian Centre.
  • $125,000 to progress a feasibility study for the Logan Park Cycling Centre of Excellence project.
  • $120,000 towards the Placemaking Program across two smaller townships.
  • $100,000 towards public artwork.

Footpaths

  • $1.53 million on approximately 3.5 kilometres of new footpaths across the Shire as part of the Accelerated footpath Program.
  • $500,000 on gravel and sealed path replacements, trip hazard rectifications, upgrades to meet Disability Discrimination Act compliance and pram ramp replacements.
  • $2.25 million to finalise the proposal for the Rokeby to Noojee Trail project and seek external funding support to begin the project.

Buildings

$2.33 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.

Drainage

$1.79 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). 

  • $845,000 towards drainage upgrades on Copelands Road, Warragul.
  • $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.

Bridges and Major Culverts

$990,000 towards the completion of the Roberts Road Bridge in Yarragon as well as three major culvert rehabilitations.

Future Designs and Investigations

  • Detailed design of two key road reconstructions in Trafalgar and Drouin
  • Designs to support external funding applications.