“For the week ending 30 November, 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 have been prioritising the completion of road surface restorations. This has included significant patch work in Coalbrook Street, Carbine Street, Suvla Street, Wrights Road and Martini Parade, Lithgow. It is noted that Council’s aging infrastructure is continuing to result in a higher than average number of localised main breaks. Restoration of overlying infrastructure such as roads and footpaths are a priority when required.”
“Last week, our rural works staff were required to divert their efforts to the restoration of previously prepared capital reseals after recent inclement weather. While it is unfortunate, while waiting for contracted labour to seal these roads, storms have caused some minor delays to this work. Staff are currently prioritising restorations to minimise delay and ensure the roads are sealed before Christmas.”
“Lastly, Council engineers have been continuing their work on reassessing the conditions and characteristics of Council’s community assets”, said Mayor Thompson. “While there has been a considerable amount of work involved, inspection and data collection of transport assets including bus shelters and carparks has been completed. This information is critical in ensuring that the decision making process that occurs with regard to asset reconstruction and renew is informed and in line with the interests of the community. This week, work has commenced on the collection and verification of data relating to sewer infrastructure.”
“Over the last few months, Council have been reviewing and amending a number of policies adopted by Council”, said Mayor Thompson. “All of Council’s policies aim to provide the community with an understanding of the procedures that the Council will adopt to ensure fairness, appropriate use of Council resources and decision making, and compliance with relevant legislative obligations. Where significant changes are made, policies are put out for public exhibition online and physically at the Lithgow Library and Administration Building. All policies affect members of the public in different ways and where possible, I recommend members of the community review and provide comment, at their leisure.”