GENERAL MANAGER’S TABLED REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Ordinary Council Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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ITEM 36    MACQUARIE RIVER TO ORANGE PIPELINE................................ 2   

 

ANNEXURE ITEMS

 

 


GENERAL MANAGER’S TABLED REPORT ON MATTERS FOR DETERMINATION SUBMITTED TO THE Ordinary Council Meeting TO BE HELD ON Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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ITEM 36 - MACQUARIE RIVER TO ORANGE PIPELINE

REPORT IN BRIEF

 

Reason For Report

Seeking Council's endorsement for Orange City Council to undertake a road Dilapidation Survey prior to construction of the Macquarie River to Orange Pipeline project.

Policy Implications

Nil

Budget Implications

Nil

IPR Linkage

1.1 A safe, efficient and quality urban and rural transport system for vehicles and pedestrians on Council's local, regional  and state road network

Annexures

Nil   

File Number

\OFFICIAL RECORDS LIBRARY\WATER SUPPLY\LIAISON\ORANGE EMERGENCY MACQUARIE PIPELINE PROJECT - TASKFORCE - 490691

 

 

Recommendation

THAT subject to the Federal Government’s approval of the project, Council endorse the Dilapidation Survey for the roads that may be affected by the pipeline construction mentioned in the report.

 

Director of Engineering and Technical Services' REPORT

Council has received a copy of the road dilapidation survey procedure for Cabonne Council’s roads that may be used by construction traffic for the Macquarie River to Orange pipeline. 

DILAPIDATION

The Minister’s approval for the Macquarie River to Orange Pipeline project includes a requirement for Orange City Council to undertake a road dilapidation survey.  The dilapidation survey is required prior to construction and a report to be submitted to the relevant road authority (Cabonne Council) for review and comment prior to the commencement of works.  Following completion of construction, a subsequent report will be prepared to identify any damage that may have resulted from the construction of the project and describe the measure to restore any damage caused by construction.  The report shall be submitted to the relevant road authority for review and comment.  Measures proposed to restore or reinstate roads affected by the project will be implemented in a timely manner in accordance with the reasonable requirements of the road authority and at the full expense of the proponent.

Leed Engineering and Construction P/L, contractor for the construction of the pipeline, have engaged Geotechnical Testing Services Pty Ltd (GTS) to undertake the dilapidation survey.  The survey will include the following roads:

-     Ophir road;

-     Burrendong way;

-     Lookout road;

-     Oaky lane;

-     Long Point road.

The survey will look at both the structural integrity of the pavement as well as visual assessment of existing conditions and structures.  The report once completed will be forwarded to Cabonne Council for comment.  GTS will be required to submit traffic management plans for the survey prior to undertaking any works on council’s road infrastructure.

TRAFFIC AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT

The Minister’s conditions of consent also include a section for construction environment management requiring a sub plan called a Traffic and Access Management Plan.  The Traffic and Access Management Plan includes consideration of any speed restrictions or works required to facilitate or maintain safe construction traffic access.

This clause provides for safety and access through work sites, however it is unclear if it relates to roads impacted by the construction activity outside the immediate works site.

 

MAINTAINING ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF SERVICE

Council’s Director of  Engineering and Technical Services met with Orange City Council and the contractor Leed Engineering to discuss traffic and asset management.  Cabonne Council is continuing negotiation with Orange City Council with regard to a maintenance plan for the duration of the construction to ensure that the level of service of those roads affected by the construction of the pipeline is maintained in accordance with council’s Road Assets Management Plan.