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.

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

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. 


 

Sandy Creek Road, Mount Vincent road pavement rectification

Scope of work

Due to rain on site week wetting the new pavement the works will be extended into the following week.

Location

The planned works are located approximately up to 1km each side of Fosters Bridge, Mount Vincent.

When

Friday 15 to Wednesday 20 July 2022

Road closures and traffic control 
Traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the works and will include traffic controllers and a single lane road closure.  

Contact 

If you require any further information, please contact Councils Design Engineer, Phill Oakley on 02 4993 4161.