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Council Projects

Thriving Town Centre Master Plan
Plan of Management - Public Open Spaces
Parks & Playground Improvements
Roads & Other Works

Embankment Stabilisation and Drainage Upgrade
Guild Theatre Refurbishment
Sandringham Baths Sea Wall Protection Works
Cook Park Amenities
Major Stormwater Drainage Works
Sporting Amenities Redevelopment
Bexley Depot
Town Hall
SRV Projects

Embankment Stabilisation and Drainage Upgrade
Canonbury Grove, Bexley North

Embankment Stabilisation and Drainage Upgrade Embankment Stabilisation and Drainage Upgrade

A retaining wall was constructed to stabilise a steep embankment and provide long term support to the road above. The wall is 40m long and between 1 and 3 metres high.

Several tiers of rock gabions were provided behind the wall to allow a lower wall height.

Rock protection was provided behind part of the wall to protect against erosion from overland stormwater flows. Areas not impacted by runoff will be landscaped.

Below the wall various works were undertaken to safely convey stormwater runoff into the downstream gully. These include upgrades to the underground pit and pipe system, a formalised overland flow path, regrading of steep slopes and provision of scour protection.

Completed: June 2016
Location: Corner of Canonbury Grove and Benjamin Street, Bexley North
Construction Cost: $400,000
Project Team: City Projects

Guild Theatre Refurbishment

Guild Theatre Refurbishment Guild Theatre Refurbishment

The Rockdale Guild Theatre is historically significant and listed as an item of environmental heritage on the Rockdale LEP. Due to water damage and other issues the building required updating.

Refurbishment included replacement of roofing, gutters and downpipes as well as the obsolete air conditioning. It also included painting of the Walz Street elevation and timber elements of the heritage façade such as window frames and columns.

The completed upgrade greatly increased the building’s visual amenity, long-term usability and functionality making it better suited to fulfilling community needs.

Completed: August 2015
Location: Corner of Walz Street and Railway Street, Rockdale
Construction Cost: $437,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure

Sandringham Baths Sea Wall Protection Works

Sandringham Baths - Seawall and Steps - Toe Protection Works      Sandringham Baths - Seawall and Steps - Toe Protection Works

Development of Botany Bay over many years has resulted in severe erosion at Sandringham Baths. This has led to undermining of the concrete steps and adjacent seawall.

To protect the base of these structures, large sand filled bags (geotextile sand containers, GSCs) were placed along the toe adjacent the Baths.

The GSCs have a smooth surface, and as such are compatible with use of the area by swimmers.

This installation is a temporary solution, with an expected design life of 10 years, allowing safer use of the Baths while a long term solution is developed for the entire seawall.

Completed: November 2015
Location: Sandringham Baths
Construction Cost: $50,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure

Cook Park Amenities opposite Scarborough Street, Monterey

Cook Park Amenities opposite Scarborough Street, Monterey

The existing amenities were rundown and in poor repair, lacking accessibility and acceptable baby change facilities and access from the footpath. The building's poor visual appeal detracted from the overall high visual amenity of its location.

The attractive new amenities building addresses all of the inadequacies of the original building, in the style of other recently constructed facilities within Cook Park, complementing the bayside setting.

Completed: December 2015
Location: Cook Park opposite Scarborough Street, Monterey
Construction Cost: $480,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure

Cook Park Amenities at Vanston Parade, Sandringham

Cook Park Amenities at Vanston Parade, Sandringham Cook Park Amenities at Vanston Parade, Sandringham

The existing public amenities were past their serviceable life and did not comply to current Standards and Regulations.

The existing walls and roof were retained. The layout reconfigured and updated.

The refurbished work consists of an Accessible Toilet, a Female and Male Ambulant Toilet, with privacy screening at the entrance.

Completed: September 2014
Location: Corner Lena Street and Vanston Parade, Sandringham
Construction Cost: $225,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure

O'Connell Street Drainage Upgrade

O'Connell Street Drainage Upgrade
O'Connell Street Drainage Upgrade
O'Connell Street Drainage Upgrade

The existing drainage network was extended to provide improved drainage to properties between Banks Street and Solander Street, Monterey.

The works comprised 120 metres of 900mm diameter stormwater pipe with a large four bay inlet pit at the upstream end.

Working around existing services was critical, and electrical services were relocated to permit completion of the project.

Completed: June 2015
Location: O'Connell Street, between Banks Street and Solander Street, Monterey
Construction Cost: $300,000
Project Team: City Infrastructure & City Operations

Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek

Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Major Stormwater Drainage Works - Precinct 1, Lusty Street, Wolli Creek

The objective of the project was to address potential flooding in the Lusty Street Area Wolli Creek (7 Ha) by constructing a large below ground detention tank (700m3 capacity) to initially collect and store rainwater flows in major storm events and then pump the tank out using 2 large electric pumps once the storms have abated. This system will reduce flood water depths in Lusty Street by 300mm. Also the project involved the installation of a large Gross Pollutant Trap aimed at collecting waterborne debris in stormwater and preventing it from being conveyed to Wolli Creek and Botany Bay.

Completed: 21 March 2014
Location: 15-23 Lusty Street, Wolli Creek
Construction Cost: $2.1 Million
Project Team: City Infrastructure


Sporting Amenities Redevelopment


Perspective View


Floor Plan

Council is planning new sporting amenities buildings at Arncliffe Park, Gardiner Park and Scarborough Park. The upgrade aims to provide new accessible and safe facilities for the community.

The proposed buildings will include:

- New male, female and accessible toilets
- New change rooms with showers and toilets
- Baby change facilities
- Improved lighting and pathways
- Canteen and storage areas


Bexley Depot - Mechanics Workshop Refurbishment


Before


After


Completed
: May 2013
Location: Rye Avenue, Bexley
Construction Cost: $250,000 (excludes microwave link)
Project Team: Technical Services

The project was constructed in 3 stages:

Stage 1 - Relocate microwave antenna from guyed mast on roof to new freestanding pole
Stage 2 - Remove asbestos roof
Stage 3 - Refurbishment works including new metal roof, epoxy floor finish and clean and paint to exterior. Two rollers shutters were replaced to increase the height of vehicles that could be accommodated over the pits


Before


After


Town Hall

The Rockdale Town Hall has recently undertaken a major refurbishment, designed to reinvigorate the City's regional arts and cultural hub.


Auditorium


Auditorium

The works will provide fresh life to the historic complex and provide the City with a state of the art venue that can accommodate a varied array of events from musical concerts and variety shows to business, community and social events.


Bar Area

The newly refurbished Town Hall is now open for bookings.


Lobby


Lobby

Photo credits Michael Nicholson

 

SRV Projects

SRV11 - Bexley North Public Library - New Amenities

SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade

Completed: December 2014
Location: 104 Russell Avenue, Sans Souci
Project Cost: $605,500
Project Team: City Infrastructure

The existing library was built in 1973 with external toilets. The internal space arrangement was limited and outdated. The refurbishment is to upgrade and provide accessible facilities to the community and to bring the building in compliance with current Codes and Regulations. The refurbished work consists of a new automatic entry door, multi purpose activity space, external landscaped courtyard area, internal accessible toilet and baby changing facility, as well as new carpet and painting to the existing library space.

SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade      SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade
SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade      SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade

Construction photos:

Progress: SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade      Progress: SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade
Progress: SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade      Progress: SRV2 - Sans Souci Branch Library Upgrade

SRV3 - Arncliffe Community Building Upgrade

     

SRV5 - Ramsgate Beach Upgrade

The Ramsgate Life Saving Club has been completed on schedule as shown below.

     
     

SRV7 - Cook Park Amenities

Locations

  1. Opposite Bruce Street, Brighton Le Sands
  2. Opposite Solander Street, Monterey
  3. At Pine Park, Ramsgate

Completed in December 2012

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