On Monday 1st August, road works commenced on Hassans Walls Road, occurring between Valley Drive to just past Willowbank Avenue.
The Lithgow area is suffering the effects of four declared natural disasters with over 1,500mm of rain falling in the catchment in the past 12 months. This has resulted in considerable damaged infrastructure across the entire LGA.
“Lithgow is not facing this problem alone,” said Lithgow City Council’s Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham. “We sincerely appreciate the assistance our State and Federal Governments provide, but recent events speak to a fundamental issue surrounding local asset resilience.”
“This Council is committed to pressing for government funding programs to ensure the core needs of our community are met and we create resilient assets for our future,” said Mayor Statham.
“We are still able to achieve great things with the opportunities available to us!” Mayor Statham noted. “This week, Council commenced the $500,000 repair of Hassans Walls Lookout Road, completed in partnership between Lithgow Council, the State and Federal Governments’ Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.”
“Not only are we repairing the asset post-disaster, but this project has also allowed the trialing of innovative, green infrastructure created using recycled asphalt, tyres and glass. This is a new solution for the Lithgow area, and aligns with the Council’s commitment to sustainable, circular economies. This project will increase driver safety and comfort while also reducing landfilling and contributing to positive environmental outcomes.”
Works on Hassans Walls Road are scheduled to conclude Tuesday 9 August with asphalt contractors remaining in the LGA for the next two months. Lithgow Council thanks the government for the funding.