“For the week ending 07 February, the following key works were completed by Council staff”, noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson.
“Within the urban Lithgow area last week, Council staff continue to assist with the completion of a number of water main and service repairs,” said Mayor Thompson. “The community has experienced main breaks in the areas of Wrights Road and Coalbrook Street, as well as service failures in Hassans Walls Road, Montague Street, Andrew Street, Stewart Street and Tank Street. Staff are also continuing to deliver water to fire affected properties, with three potable water tank deliveries occurring in the last week. Lastly, as reported last week, wheel stop installations at the Lithgow Rail Interchange are continuing and nearing completion.”
“In the last week Council’s rural works staff have continued their focus on catching up with outstanding maintenance works,” noted Mayor Thompson. “Council’s bitumen sealing truck has continued working in Glen Alice, while also performing improvements to Magpie Hollow Road. Maintenance grading has been performed on Lawsons Long Alley and Hartley Vale Road, with works also having commenced on Thompsons Creek Road. Council’s rural staff have also spent time working with our Water department assisting with the repair of bursts at Glen Davis, Falnash Street, Dalhunty Street and Commonwealth Avenue Portland, and Commens Street, Wallerawang.”
“Outside of the road maintenance works, Council have continued their outstanding work helping residents remove bushfire affected trees on private property,” said Mayor Thompson. “As it stands, almost 1,400 trees have been professionally assessed with regard to their safety. Of those, 700 have been removed and disposed of in some form. Council and its contractors are being very careful to prioritise and remove only those trees that pose a legitimate safety risk to ensure the amenity of the area is preserved and the ADF resources are used to their full extent”, said Mayor Thompson. “Alongside these tree removals, Council continues to work with its contractors to perform safety works on Wolgan Gap, prioritise road maintenance and remove trees from roadsides and properties across the entire LGA. The outpouring of gratitude coming from our affected residents is incredibly positive and Council will continue to do everything within its power to help our community recover as quickly as possible. I sincerely thank all those organisations that have made this response possible.”