Capital Works Program

   

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

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:

Footpaths

Council is improving accessibility throughout the Shire by investing over $2 million on new footpaths and gravel path replacements and upgrades. 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.

In this years Accelerated Footpath Program, we're investing $1.53 million on approximately 3.5 kilometres of new footpaths, which includes footpaths along the following roads:

  • Princes Way, Drouin.
  • Tyers Road, Walhalla.
  • Morwell-Thorpdale Road, Thorpdale.
  • Hamilton Street, Thorpdale.
  • Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Noojee.
  • Loch Crescent, Noojee.
  • Henty Street, Noojee.
  • Davey Drive, Trafalgar.
  • Dawson Drive Access Reserve, Warragul.
  • Paulan Court Access Reserve, Warragul.

We'll also be investing $500,000 on gravel and sealed path replacements, trip hazard rectifications, upgrades to meet Disability Discrimination Act compliance and pram ramp replacements.

Buildings

Council has allocated $2.33 million towards its building projects, improving infrastructure that's vital to our community groups. In this years program we'll be investing $1.7 million on renewing roofs, floors, cladding, accessibility improvements, heating and cooling upgrades as well as asbestos removal.

We're also investing $300,000 on replacing the Burke Street public toilets in Warragul, as well as minor refurbishments of public toilets Shire-wide and $330,000 on waste system upgrades, to better manage street sweeper waste material.

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 $1.79 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:

  • $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

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

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 road reconstructions of two key roads in Trafalgar and Drouin.