Bass Coast Shire Council is expecting to award the contract for the Pioneer Bay road and drainage improvement project by middle of next year.
Council voted to proceed with the $4.6 million Pioneer Bay road and drainage improvement project in February 2018. Council’s contribution to the project is $1.1 million.
The road and drainage improvement project will involve construction and full upgrade of roads and drainage including pavement and sealing works, underground surface and storm water drainage, kerb and channeling, nature strip works, speed humps and pedestrian pathways on selected streets.
Council is presently working through plans to rectify drainage issues across 125 kilometres of unmade roads.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said works at Pioneer Bay have been prioritised in line with Council’s Urban Roads and Drainage Improvement Policy.
“The final design of the road and drainage upgrade was confirmed through community engagement sessions that began back in 2015,” Cr Tessari said.
“The aim of this project is to ensure that the Pioneer Bay community has the appropriate infrastructure for an urban residential area.”
Alongside the road and drainage project, a wetland upgrade will also be completed by Melbourne Water. This will include the upgrade of the main waterway and construction of new storm water infrastructure that will provide the community with a new wetland area. The wetland is designed to protect and improve properties and to contribute to community wellbeing, through access to recreational space.