We invite all residents of the Lithgow LGA to get involved and have their say proposed Transport Infrastructure Program in the Draft 2021/22 Operational Plan.
Copies of the Draft Operational Plan can be viewed online at www.council.lithgow.com, at the Council Administration Centre or the Libraries; Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland.
Did you know…?
The Lithgow Local Government area totals 4,567km2 extending from the Capertee and Wolgan Valleys in the north, Little Hartley, Kanimbla and Megalong in the east, Tarana in the south and Meadow Flat in the west. Within this area Council is responsible for:
- 877.1km of roads
- 533.2km of sealed roads (23.4km Regional, 175.1km urban and 334.7km rural)
- 343.9km of unsealed roads (16.5 km urban and 327.4 km rural)
- 42 bridges
- 36 vehicle bridges
- 7 pedestrian bridges
How do we prioritise our transport infrastructure program?
There are a number of considerations which require careful thought prior to resealing a sealed asset, resheeting an unsealed asset, or sealing an unsealed asset. Road classification, traffic counts, ongoing maintenance requirements, tourism routes, heavy vehicle routes, geometric constraints and strategic detour routes are all carefully considered when allocating a pool of limited yearly resources to Council’s major projects. Council continues to adjust, revise and improve upon this process to best ensure the communities needs a met today and into the future.
During 2021/22 council proposes to spend $8.9m on transport infrastructure. Projects include:
- $5m upgrade to Airlie Creek, Coco Creek and Crown Creek timber bridges on the Glen Davis Road in the Capertee Valley funded by the State Governments Fixing Country Bridges Program.
- Bitumen reseal of Second Street, Littleton and Enfield Avenue, Lithgow funded from the Special Rate Variation Program.
- Renewal of the following unsealed roads:
- Wolgan Road (subject to grant funding)
- Cullenbenbong and Glen Chee Road
- Hassans Walls and Braceys Lookout Road
- Dunville Loop and Genowlan Road.
- 2 coat Bitumen reseal Hartley Vale Road, Hartley and Petra Avenue, Clarence.
- Roads to Recovery Program
- Select sections of Sodwalls/Tarana Road from Rydal Hampton Road to Tarana
- Stephenson Street, Lithgow
- Purchase Street Lane, Portland
- Clwydd Street Lane, Vale of Clwydd
- Thompsons Creek Road, Meadow Flat
- Ray Crescent and Petra Avenue, Clarence
- Grant funded replacement, repair and reseal of Mutton Falls Road, Tarana as part of the Tablelands Way Tourist Route
If you would like to know more about the projects listed above view the Transport Infrastructure program in Council’s 2021/22 Operational Plan visit at www.council.lithgow.com/draft-operations-plan-2021-2022/
Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services, Jonathon Edgecombe will be conducting a live Facebook event on 11 May at 9am to present the 2021/22 Transport Program. Members of the community are invited to register for the event via Facebook. The event will also be recorded and available for viewing on Council’s website for those unable to attend the live session. Questions about Council’s Transport Program can be emailed to [email protected] or via the facebook event.
The Draft 2021/22 Operational Plan will be on exhibition until midnight, Tuesday 25 May. Following this, all submissions will be collated and reported to the June meeting of Council for consideration.