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Current Works

Updated 19 October

MINOR WORKS – Gardens Road

Starting October 25 Council will be undertaking minor works along the Gardens Road between Reids Road and Cosy North.

Works include remediation of areas of failed pavement and road edge breaks with some shoulder widening.

There will be minimal interruption while these works are undertaken.

We will pause works for the November Long Weekend and aim, subject to weather, to complete activity prior to Christmas.

UPDATE:  17 November – CARPAK

At the Council meeting on 15 November 2021, Council in its capacity as the Planning Authority approved the Development Application to undertake the carpark works at Wrinklers Lagoon.

The carpark construction will include:

  • Reconstructing the existing carpark with an appropriate sealed surface and drainage to the public stormwater infrastructure;
  • Changing the access points from two way to one way, with the northern access being entry only and the southern access being exit only;
  • Vegetation removal at the southern end of the car park to provide for improved sight lines and exit alignment to the Tasman Highway; and
  • Line marking of car parking spaces, including accessible parking, and appropriate walkways between the parking spaces, the new amenities and the existing bus shelter.

Construction will start during December – completed by end January.

This project was made possible with funding from Break O’Day Council.

 

UPDATE: 7 September – TOILET BLOCK

In mid-September Council will start the construction of a new toilet block at Wrinklers Lagoon. This work does not include the carpark works also planned for this area.

The toilet block does not require planning approval and considering the Scamander community’s desire to see these works completed, we decided to go ahead with the construction of the toilet block. Our aim is to have the construction finished in time for the busy summer tourist season.

The toilet block will include an ambulant and disabled toilet bays as well as an outdoor shower.

You can find plans on the toilet block by clicking on the below links.

The carpark works require Development Approval and we are currently finalising the Development Application. Once completed the application will be publicly advertised in the Examiner as well as on our website. We anticipate that this application will be advertised by the end of September.

Proposed Site Plan

Design drawings

UPDATE: 17 November

Council’s Works Crew will start work on the Binalong Bay Foreshore footpath later this week (15 November 2021).

The foreshore footpath has undergone both Flora and Fauna and Aboriginal Heritage Assessment and has obtained Parks and Wildlife and Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania approval to undertake the works.

The foreshore works are scheduled between 17 November to February.

Please Note that works will be staged and paused so there is minimal disruption over the busy summer period.

Click here to see map above on Listmap.

 

UPDATE: 1 September

During September Council will start the construction of a foreshore path at Binalong Bay.

Under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013  – Version 17 footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit under the  Planning Scheme. However, the proposed route has undergone both a Flora and Fauna and Aboriginal Heritage Assessment and has obtained Parks and Wildlife Approval and AHT to undertake the works.

The Council team has worked within these guidelines to ensure that the natural environment is protected while still being able to provide a safe, off road access for pedestrians. The new path will also provide an opportunity for weed management activities in the area.

Works are anticipated to start in mid-September, weather dependent. You will be able to follow the progress of this project and find more information on the route on our website under Current Works.

This project was made possible with funding provided by the Australian Government via the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program – Round 1.

Scamander footpath

Updated: 2 September

This works project will see the construction of a footpath on the road reserve from Winifred Drive to the Winifred Curtis Reserve. (Map Below)

We anticipate that these works will have minimal traffic impact.

Why are we doing the works?

As part of Community Consultation undertaken in 2016 as part of the development of the Break O’Day Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027, residents stated they would also like to see the development of Township Plans. This led to additional consultation with the communities of nine different townships including Scamander.

The Scamander Township Plan committee identified developing a “Walking Path from Winifred Curtis to Scamander” as one of their priority actions and we are delighted to be able to deliver this project to the Scamander Community. A copy of this plan can be found on our website under My Community/Township Plans – Scamander.

How will the works be delivered?

Under the Break O’Day Interim Planning Scheme 2013 – Version 17 footpaths and cycle ways are exempt from requiring a permit under the Scheme. This means that if Council footpaths and cycle way development and maintenance fits with this clause we do not require a planning approval. This is the case with this project and therefore there will be no advertisement regarding the works.

Council Works Crews will be undertaking the works in line with Australian Standards

Minor works Projects currently being undertaken:

Starting Monday 29 November.

  • St Helens Point Road – reconstruction and digouts of road. There will be minimal traffic disruption while this work is being undertaken.
  • Medea Cove Esplanade – reconstruction and digouts of road. There may be detours and there will be traffic management in place while we undertake these works.

These works should be finished up by the end of the week, weather permitting.

Please look out for our workers by obeying any signage in place.

Underway

  • Binalong Bay Foreshore Footpath – Scheduled for 17 November to February. Please Note that works will be staged and paused so there is minimal disruption over the busy summer period.
  • Wrinklers Carpark – Construction of the Carpark is scheduled for December 2021 with completion anticipated in January 2022.
  • Falmouth Road Sealing – Works Crews will start prepping Morrison and Franks Street for sealing 29 November. Pavement works are scheduled for December and sealing for January.