Iconic street to be repaired

Swift Street and the Gundy Creek Bridge are set to be reconstructed and renewed.

The Dubbo Regional Council has proposed ongoing commitments to urban and rural roads in the 2017/2018 draft Operational Plan and Budget, as well as ongoing sealing projects.

Michael Kneipp

Michael Kneipp

A total of $7.2 million has been allocated to rural road capital works in 2017/2018 and $11.2 million allocated for urban roads. $838,952 will be spent on the Swift Street Redevelopment project, while $1,040,000 has been allocated for works on Cobbora Road.

“The budget provides for the operation and maintenance of 415km of urban streets, including 472km of kerb and gutter and almost 50 hectares of grassed verge and roadside landscaping. Council also maintains 2,320km of rural roads, 58% of which are unsealed,” council’s technical service director Ian Bailey said.

“The sizable projects for the rural roads program includes the seal extension of Old Mendooran Road, the Ballimore to Goolma Road upgrading, the Benolong Road reconstruction and the renewal of the Gundy Creek Bridge on the Renshaw McGirr Way.”

“The 2017/2018 budget for rural and urban roads, and the three forward years to 2021, represents a harmonisation of the of the relevant sections of the former Wellington Council and Dubbo City Council 2016/2017 Budget and Operational Plans,” Mr Bailey said.

“The Road Asset Management Plans for the former Councils will be integrated over the next three to five years.”

The draft 2017/2018 Operational Plan and Budget is currently on public exhibition for community feedback.

The document is available for download from Council’s website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

Hard copies will be available for inspection at the Council offices in Wellington,Wellington Library, the Ballimore Inn, the Eumungerie, Mumbil and Wongarbon Post Offices, the Geurie General Store and the Stuart Town Rural Transaction Centre. 

Council is also spending $4,558,730 on the Boundary Road extension in Dubbo.

“The Boundary Road project is in part funded by the Australian Government – Building Better Regions grant which has not yet been confirmed but will be announced in mid 2017.”

“Another proposed major renewal project is the reconstruction of Talbragar Street road pavement between Macquarie and Brisbane streets.”