Wellington urban street renewal program nears completion

The Wellington Urban street renewal program for 2015/2016 is nearing completion, Western Plains Regional Council’s Acting Civil Services Manager Don Cottee said.

“The reconstruction works in Percy Street Wellington, which included the construction of new drainage, kerb and gutter road pavement and reseal of the full width of the street, are in the final stages,” Mr Cottee said.

“Percy Street has been a big part of Council’s Urban Renewal program which has included the replacement of unserviceable footpaths, kerb and gutter renewal and sealing of road shoulders as well as resurfacing of existing street pavements.

“One interesting consequence of these works was the ability to re-purpose some of the material removed in the reconstruction to benefit the community in other areas.

“For example, the bluestone kerb stones were recovered for reuse on another Council project at the Wellington Caves complex.

“Most of the kerb and gutter was formed with terracotta blocks, many of which had names and symbols hand-inscribed on their face surface at the time of manufacture.

“A representative collection of these have been presented to the Wellington Historical Society as a record of early local manufacturing in the area."

Council construction crews are also finalising works in Maughan Street from Arthur Street to Rygate Street and Rygate Street to Simpson Street which will receive a full-width seal.

“In total, the program was allocated $ 1,156,000 for pavement construction and $ 310,000 for kerb and gutter and drainage,” he said.

These works bring to completion a program of urban road construction for the 2015/2016 year which also included sections of Thornton and Simpson Streets. 

MEDIA CONTACT

Don Cottee
Civil Services Manager  
Western Plains Regional Council’s
(02) 6845 1700
 

Last Edited: 06 Jun 2016

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