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.

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 now complete.

Scope of works

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

Bridge refurbishment, Stockyard Creek Bridge, Paynes Crossing

Background: Cessnock City Council is working towards the refurbishment and repair of Stockyard Creek Bridge at Paynes Crossing. This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CBS 2017 011.

Scope of Work: An inspection and condition rating will be conducted in accordance with Roads and Maritime Services Bridge Inspection Manual / Procedures for a Level 3 Engineering inspection.

The proposed works include:

  • a structural condition assessment of the bridge sub and superstructure
  • a structural assessment of the structures scouring, a result of the recent inundation of the bridge
  • a structural assessment of the Load capacity for the bridge
  • an underbridge inspection vehicle is required to be parked on the bridge

Location: The planned works will take place at Stockyard Creek Bridge, Paynes Crossing. 

Program: Structural Engineers will be in attendance on Monday and Tuesday, 20 and 21 June 2022. The bridge will be closed on Tuesday 21 June 2022 from 9:00am till 2.30pm. Pedestrian access will be available on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

Traffic Control: This unit will require lane closure whilst on the bridge, however due to the minimal width of the structure full closure would be required whilst unit is on deck. Should an emergency occur to locals, we can arrange for the unit to be removed to allow access across the bridge.

Contact: If you require any further information, please contact Design Engineer, Warren Dixon on 02 4993 4100. 


 

Ramsays Leap, Great North Road, Laguna

Project Type
Project Schedule

Heritage Conservation

May 2022- November 2022

 

Background

The aim of this project is to protect heritage markings on the rock face and to protect the convict-built stone retaining wall at Ramsays Leap. The project also aims to protect a heritage stone wall 1km north of Ramsays Leap.

This project is identified as RRR 2022 003 in Council’s Delivery Program.

Location

Great North Road, Laguna

Scope of Works

The works involve the removal of vegetation growing from the Ramsays Leap stone wall and removal of trees from the rock face on the opposite of the road. The works also involve removing trees from a convict built wall north of Ramsays Leap.

Minor follow up works will occur during Spring to remove any regrowth from the wall.

Funding

The project is being funded by the State Government under the NSW Heritage Grant, Caring for State Heritage and by Cessnock City Council.