“For the week ending 16 May, the following key works were completed by Council staff”, noted Council’s Mayor, Cr. Ray Thompson.

“Last week Council staff focused their efforts on asphalt and concrete improvements throughout the urban Lithgow area,” said Mayor Thompson. “Asphalt defect repairs were conducted at Franks Place, Glenrock Close, Heffernan Place, Beynon Street, Pillans Road, Sandford Avenue, Macaulay Street and Lone Pine Avenue. Alongside this work, footpath repairs were completed at the Lithgow Aquatic Centre and Hassans Walls Road. Contractors have also completed the construction of a new culvert on Woolnough Street, resolving longstanding property access issues for some residents of Redgate Street.”

“In the rural areas of our city, Council staff have also worked towards the maintenance and repair of a number of sealed and unsealed road assets,” noted Mayor Thompson. “Bitumen seal repairs have been conducted on Mutton Falls Road, Tarana Road, Diamond Swamp Road, Mill Creek Road, Blackheath Creek Road and Pipers Flat Road. Maintenance of unsealed roads is also ongoing, with grading teams working on Mt Horrible Road, Karawina Drive, Old Bindo Road, Jamieson Road and Genowlan Road.”

“I am pleased that this week, two major capital improvement projects have been completed,” said Mayor Thompson. “Over the last 6 weeks, Council and its contractors have been renewing both Villiers and Sofala Street, Portland. Both these assets have had their seal removed, pavement reconstructed and have been bitumen resealed. Feedback from affected residents has been overwhelmingly positive. Council’s final two road renewal projects have also commenced, with the resheeting of Jerry’s Meadow Road and Anarel Road nearing completion.”

“Once these two projects are complete, Council will have completed the 2019/20 road renewal program,” said Mayor Thompson. “Overall, 23.6 kilometres of road have been rehabilitated, effecting improvements to the road surface, pavement and storm water drainage. Between now and the end of the year, Council will continue to deliver remaining capital projects, including footpath renewals, sporting field fence replacements, garden improvements in Portland and stormwater improvements in Wallerawang.”