Minor works

  • Project typeVarious minor works
  • Project scheduleVarious completion times

Council regularly undertakes minor works across the Cessnock Local Government Area. Please see below current and upcoming minor works.

Road and pavement upgrades - Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri

Scope of work

Drainage improvements, a new section of kerb and gutter, road pavement resurfacing, signs and line marking, guardrail repairs and extension. This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID RRL 2021 009.

Location
The planned works are located on Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri between Government Road and Northcote Street. 
 
When

Roadworks have been delayed due to wet weather. Construction is ongoing and scheduled for completion by March 2022, weather permitting.

Road closures and traffic control 
During the course of the works there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the works and will include a combination of traffic controllers and temporary traffic lights. A temporary speed limit reduction to 40km/hr will be in place within the work zone.

Works are planned to be completed predominately at night to reduce impact on local business. Access to all local business will be available during the works, with detours in place around the affected areas of work.

All businesses and emergency services will be notified of arrangements before works commence, with updated information posted on the VMS boards on site.

Waste collection
Waste collection services will not be affected during the works. 
 
Contact 

If you require any further information, please contact Council Construction Coordinator, Robbie Schreiber on 02 4993 4349.

Road and pavement upgrades - Heddon Street, Kurri Kurri

Scope of work 
Drainage improvements, service relocations, pavement reconstruction and new bitumen spray sealing. This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID RRL 2019 007.

Location
Heddon Street, Kurri Kurri between Deakin Street and Northcote Street.

When 
Works are scheduled to commence in late March 2022, weather permitting.

Road closure and detour 
The works will require Heddon Street to be closed to through traffic between Deakin and Northcote streets. Residents and pedestrian access will be maintained within the work zone for the duration of the project. A detour will be in place that will divert traffic around Heddon Street via Aberdare Street and Stanford Street, Kurri Kurri.

Access to Kurri Kurri High School for buses and drop-offs will be available via Northcote Street as normal, with all vehicles being able to enter and exit from the Stanford Street intersection.

The roundabout at Northcote and Heddon will be unaffected by the works and will be accessible to turn and exit at Stanford Street, however there will be no access to Heddon Street for through traffic from the roundabout. 

Please direct any enquiries to Council's Customer Relations Team on 02 4993 4100.

Bus stop upgrades - Vincent Street, Cessnock

Background
Council has received funding for upgrades to a priority list of bus stop facilities under the Transport for NSW 2019/2021 Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS). The scheme supports country passengers by focusing on more accessible bus stop infrastructure and better connections between bus stops and surrounding communities.

Council’s upgrades of local bus stop infrastructure complies with provisions of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT). 

The first sites will be upgraded in early 2022, with the remaining sites completed throughout 2022. The first sites to receive upgrades are:

  • Vincent Street, Cessnock (north of Hall Street)
  • King Street, Branxton (at Branxton Public School)
  • 20 Bridge Street, Branxton
  • Wyndham Street, East Branxton (at Lions Park)
  • Maitland Street, East Branxton (at Branxton Pool)
  • Station Street, Branxton (opposite Rosary Park Primary School)

When 
Works at the Vincent Street, Cessnock site are scheduled to occur during early 2022 (weather permitting). Other sites will follow.

Location
The planned works are located adjacent to properties 138 - 146 Vincent Street, Cessnock within the existing bus zone. This bus stop is on a local route utilised by the general public and is used by a school bus service.

Scope of work 
The works include the relocation of the waste bin, the installation of a new bus stop sign and pole, and the installation of tactile indicator paver tiles. This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CFT 2021 006.

Traffic control
During the course of the works, there will be a slight impact on pedestrian amenity and some minor unavoidable temporary traffic disruptions. Traffic control measures will be in place to minimise impacts. The Construction Team Leader will endeavour to keep residents and business owners advised of the timing and duration of any disruptions as the work proceeds. 

More information 
Please direct any enquiries to Council's Customer Relations team during business hours on 02 4993 4100 or email council@cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

Miller Park Community Hub construction - Maitland Street, East Branxton

Background 
Council has recevied funding to construct a community hub at Miller Park, Branxton, providing a gathering/meeting space for the community where community activities can take place. 

 This project was made possible with a NSW Government Infrastructure Grant of $100,000. Council is contributing $109,724, making it a $209,724 project.

Location
Miller Park, Branxton located at 6 Maitland Street, East Branxton

When 
The project commenced in June 2021 and is expected to be complete in April 2022. 

Scope of works
The works include the provision of a large picnic shelter with BBQ facilities, seating, a bubbler, accessible pathway connections, bin enclosures and a formalised area for community events.

Road works - Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Council is funding this essential maintenance work on Wollombi Road between Allandale Rd and Darwin St Cessnock to provide a stronger, longer lasting and safer road. 

Cessnock City Council contractor Fulton Hiogan will carry out the work which includes repairs and resurfacing of the road. 

When? 
Work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am from Wednesday 6 to Thursday 14 April 2022 (weather permitting). 

How will the work affect you? 

There will be some noise associated with this work. We will make every effort to minimise noise, including turning off machinery when not in use and where possible positioning stationary equipment away from residential areas.

Traffic changes 

There will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe. Access will be maintained for residents. Where possible, we will minimise obstructions to driveways and parking.

Lane closures will be in place and may affect travel times. Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs

Contact 

If you have any questions, please call Cessnock City Council’s State Roads Maintenance Coordinator, Mr Allan Meyers on 02 4993 4303.

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

Congewai Road, Paxton

Scope of work

Road pavement upgrade works which will include:

  • improvements to the current road formation
  • improved road side drainage
  • safety improvements (guardrail) at the existing drainage culvert
  • road resurfacing

Location

Congewai Road, Paxton

The limit of works begins at the intersection of Sanctuary Road and extends downhill along Congewai Road for a distance of appximately 600m.

When

Roadworks are scheduled to commence on 11 May 2022, for an estimated duration of 6 weeks.

How will the work affect you? 

There will be some noise associated with this work. We will make every effort to minimise noise, including turning off machinery when not in use and where possible positioning stationary equipment away from residential areas.

There may be unavoidable disruptions to private access for short periods during construction which will be communicated to all affected residents in advance.

Road closures and traffic control 

Traffic Control will be uitilised on the site for the duration of the works and may include the use traffic controllers during daylight hours and possibly temporary traffic lights at times.

Waste collection

Waste collection services will not be affected during the works. 

Contact 

If you require any further information, please contact Council Construction Coordinator, Robbie Schreiber on 02 4993 4349