Callendar Park Drainage Works

Project Update

Council would like to provide an update on the Callendar Park drainage upgrade works.

Council is planning to complete this project by the end of the year with project commencement at the end of May or early June subject to weather and resources.

Council will be conducting Geotechnical Investigations from Tuesday 5 to Wednesday 6 March 2024 along Fitzgerald Esplanade. These investigations will accurately define the existing subsurface material properties for soil assessment and management plans. This data will be used for the design and construction of the Callender Park Drainage Upgrade Project.

Council wishes to advise the works will be undertaken between 7 am to 5 pm. A temporary road closure will be in place on Tuesday 5 March with the road to re-open after bitumen reinstatement. Local Traffic will only be allowed through this area to access the properties.

Temporary disruptions to this area may include potential noise pollution due to machinery, dust, and traffic flow. We request the public observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic/pedestrian conditions and follow any directions.

Council thanks the community for their understanding.

Works

Project Information

Council is planning to undertake a major renewal project to replace part of the drainage system located in and near Callendar Park, Cullinane and several nearby streets including a section of Ernest Street and Fitzgerald Esplanade.

The $2.4 million project will replace approximately 100 metres of ageing box culverts. The new drainage infrastructure is expected to give about 80 additional years of service and will significantly reduce the risk of localised flooding issues.

To minimise impacts to nearby residents, visitors and Callendar Park patrons, works have been planned in stages with preliminary works undertaken first. Due to the nature of the works being undertaken, a road closure will be in place from late May to a section of Fitzgerald Esplanade (Near the Graham Academy of Dance) and detours will be in place via Campbell Street or Emily Street.

Works are expected to take about six months, subject to weather and site conditions. Council is committed to providing project updates throughout construction. A letterbox drop will be undertaken for residents near Callendar Park closer to construction activities commencing.

Anticipated effects include impacts during works across Fitzgerald Esplanade between Campbell Street and Emily Street. It is expected that traffic detours will be in place and includes path closure for portions of the work. Minor impacts to existing services and increased truck and construction noises throughout the work site should be anticipated.

Temporary works are planned to be undertaken to the stormwater drain located near Park Street. If heavy rainfall is experienced during the temporary works, nearby residents may experience a change in how the stormwater drains.

A site office will be set up in the current building located on the corner of Fitzgerald Esplanade and Campbell Street with excess stockpiles and equipment stored immediately adjacent to the site office on vacant land. In the interest of safety, fencing will be in place.

The project is fully funded by Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Map of project works

Blackman Road, Warrami Floodway Remediation Works

Project Update 23 January 2024

Recent weather conditions have caused a change in our projected timeline for the Blackman Road Floodway Remediation Works. Despite the challenges experienced, our contractor has been back on site since Monday 8 January and the revised completion date is now end of February.

We will keep you updated on our progress and appreciate your understanding during the unforeseen weather-related delays.

What is happening?

The project will reinstate two floodways located along the road, to the west of Outstation Road, as well as sealing of approximately 1km section of Blackman Road. Once complete, the road will have improved flood immunity and reduced maintenance requirements.

During construction, the road will remain open under traffic control. Council appreciates the patience of residents and the travelling public while these important works are undertaken.

Funding Acknowledgement

This project is funded under the Australian Governments Roads to Recovery (RTR) program, supporting the construction and maintenance of local road infrastructure assets, facilitating greater accessibility and delivering better safety, economic and social outcomes. Total Cost of the project is $1.2M with the cost to RTR approximately $740,000.

Jubilee Road, Jubilee Heights Culvert and Causeway Upgrades

Changed traffic conditions will be in place whilst Council is undertaking numerous projects to renew infrastructure located along Jubilee Road, Jubilee Heights.

Council has undertaken projects across the region to replace and upgrade ageing infrastructure with a causeway and two culvert in Jubilee Heights the next on the list.

This project is being undertaken after routine inspections identified that the culverts, including those under the causeway had reached its end of life and required replacement.

The causeway is located on Jubilee Road, at the intersection of Poly Creek Road and the two culverts renewal projects are between Polly Creek Road and Flying Fish Point Road. Due to the terrain and lack of space, it is not feasible to put in place a side track. A detour will be in place for local residents during each project.

Once completed, the road will have greater flood immunity by increasing the current culvert size (on all three culvert renewal sections) and raising the causeway by 0.5 metres. Culverts are a type of drainage pipe or channel typically built into roads to provide an opening beneath the surface for water to flow through to a nearby location for stormwater runoff during heavy rainfall events.

Works commenced from 24 July 2023 and be complete in late 2023, subject to weather and site conditions. A letterbox drop was undertaken for residents near the site location closer to construction activities commencing.

The $650,000 project is fully funded by Cassowary Coast Regional Council.