Capital Works Program

   

The Capital Works Program is part of Council's Long Term Infrastructure Plan 2022-2033.  It lists the capital works projects that will be carried out during the 2022/23 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 2022/23?

Council continues its major investment in infrastructure totalling $41.77 million (plus any projects not finished from the current financial year) comprising of the following:

  • $14.32 million for progressing key strategic projects
  • $15.25 million for infrastructure renewal
  • $12.20 million for general infrastructure works

You can find details on this years Capital Works Program below.

Click here to download the Long Term Infrastructure Plan in full(PDF, 10MB)

To view a summary of the Capital Works Program for 2022/23, please download the Long Term Infrastructure Plan Fact Sheet.(PDF, 1MB)

Recreation and Open Spaces

Council is changing the game when it comes to sport and recreation in Baw Baw. This financial year we're investing $18.62 million on improved facilities and open spaces for our community to use and enjoy.

You'll see exciting project like:

  • $4.05 million to complete the construction of two additional basketball courts at the Warragul Leisure Centre.
  • $2.17 million to complete the construction of the multi-use pavilion at Bellbird Park, Drouin.
  • $2.05 million to commence the upgrade of the pavilion, sports lighting and car parking at Baxter Park, Warragul.
  • $1.46 million for the reconstruction of the senior soccer pitch at Bellbird Park, Drouin. 
  • $1.18 million to reconstruct the four hard courts and upgrade the sports lighting at the Willow Grove Recreation Reserve.
  • $530,000 for sport lighting upgrades at Darnum recreation Reserve for both the Football and Netball playing areas.
  • $450,000 for sports and playground equipment including skate and BMX, as well as open space furniture replacement.
  • $370,000 to upgrade and improve the dog parks at Bellbird Park, Drouin, Brooker Park, Warragul and Hollydell Park, Trafalgar.
  • $350,000 towards the implementation of masterplans across various Recreation Reserves throughout the Shire.
  • $275,000 for the cricket nets replacement at Buln Buln Recreation Reserve and the centre wicket replacements at Buln Buln Recreation Reserve and Athlone Reserve.
  • $125,000 towards public artwork.
  • $120,000 towards the Placemaking Program in Poowong East and Brandy Creek.
  • $10,000 for the planting of trees for playgrounds to help provide some shade.

Roads

Council continues to improve the safety and quality of roads throughout the Shire with an $11.21 million investment for the 2022/23 financial year. Key roads projects include:

  • $2.00 million to undertake the reconstruction of Weerong Road, Drouin and Saleyards Road, Trafalgar.
  • $1.87 million to seal the unsealed section of Gardner Holman Road, Drouin, improve the intersection of Lye and Dixon and Gardner Holman Roads as well as upgrade, widen and undertake drainage improvement works along the existing sealed section of Gardner Holman Road. This project is dependant on successful external funding applications.
  • $1.87 million to prepare and reseal over 200,000m2 of roads across the shire.
  • $1.60 million of localised pavement repairs to patch and improve ride quality across the shire.
  • $1.00 million towards road safety improvements on Bona Vista Road, Warragul, Lardners Track, Warragul, Burke Street, Warragul, Mills Road, Warragul, McNeilly Road, Drouin, Binbeal Road, Drouin and Normanby Street, Warragul (noting some of these works are subject to successful grant applications).
  • $95,000 to construct long vehicle parking in Hope Street, Drouin.

Footpaths

Council is improving accessibility throughout the Shire by investing $585,000 on new footpaths and gravel and sealed path replacements, trip hazard rectifications, upgrades to meet Disability Discrimination Act compliance and pram ramp replacements.

We'll also be constructing high priority footpaths from the Paths and Trails Strategy on Settlement Road, Drouin, North Road, Warragul and Princes Highway Yarragon.

We're also planning for the future by developing designs to create a link between some of Baw Baw’s key historic tourism destinations with the Rokeby to Noojee Trail Extension. Keep up to date with this exciting project here.

Buildings

Council has allocated $8.26 million towards its building projects, improving infrastructure that's vital to our community groups, including $6.50 million to commence Council's biggest project yet, the Baw Baw Culture and Connection Precinct Stage 1 (pending successful external funding applications). 

In this years program we'll be investing $1.35 million on renewing roofs, floors, cladding, accessibility improvements, heating and cooling upgrades as well as asbestos removal.

We're also investing $300,000 towards the fitout and additional carparking for the new Drouin West Kindergarten, which is being constructed by the Department of Education on the existing Drouin West Primary School site. 

$110,000 will be invested in the delivery of solar systems on four buildings, these projects are funded via Council's Revolving Sustainability Fund.

Drainage

Council is improving drainage along roadsides and in our open spaces across Baw Baw to provide better access for our community and to increase the lifespan of our assets.

You'll see $2.47 million invested on drainage improvements, such as underground drainage systems, open (surface) drains, cross road culverts (minor culverts) and storm water retention basins (wetlands, retardation basins and dams).

Highlight projects include:

  • $1.23 million to deliver stormwater drainage upgrades between Gladstone Street and Normanby Street, Warragul.
  • $380,000 of design works to support the delivery of DCP projects along Hazel Creek and Dawson Drive, Warragul.
  • $375,000 on pit, pipe and culvert replacements.
  • $350,000 on open drain cleaning and roadside works.
  • $140,000 on dam safety and wetland improvement works.

Bridges and Major Culverts

Council is investing $400,000 to commence detailed design for bridge and major culvert replacement on Factory Road, Yarragon, Falls Road, Narracan and East-West Road, Darnum as well as $75,000 for major culvert renewal works.

Future Designs and Investigations

Council is planning for the future, completing a series of design projects to enable future funding applications to be made, as well as designing upgrades to existing infrastructure which includes:

  • $310,000 for the detailed design of four key road projects in Yarragon and Warragul.
  • $100,000 towards the economic analysis and progressing the design of the Logan Park Cycling Centre of Excellence.
  • Detailed designs to support external funding applications and progress projects identified in masterplans.