Thursday, May 30, 2024

Wollongong Council reveals $2.3m tender portfolio

Bridge cycleway maintenance, the refurbishment of a stormwater culvert, the construction of an adult accessible change facility and the replacement of a community centre roof, are just a selection of the tenders given the tick of approval by Wollongong City Council.

At its meeting last week, Council resolved to move forward on more than $2.3million worth of works.

“The range of tenders accepted reflects our continued commitment in providing safe and accessible infrastructure for our residents and visitors,” said Wollongong City Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery.

“Council is responsible for building, operating and managing our community’s diverse assets. These assets can be everything from the trees in our parks to shared pathways and community centres. To ensure they’re functioning satisfactorily and accessible to our community we need to regularly maintain and upgrade them.’’

The tenders accepted at the meeting included:

Port Kembla Community Centre – Installation of New Kitchen, Electrical Upgrade and Associated Works – following an asset inspection of the facility, it was determined that the kitchen had reached its end of life and needed an upgrade to comply with current food premises standards and to meet the changing needs of the community. There will also be an electrical upgrade and associated works.

Port Kembla Beach and Pool Amenities – Construction of an Adult Accessible Change Facility – as part of our commitment to improve access and inclusion at our pools and beaches, we will be constructing a fully compliant “Changing Places” Adult Accessible Change Facility within the current amenities.

Retaining Wall Remediation Grey Street Keiraville – located at the northern end of Grey Street, Keiraville, refurbishment works will be undertaken to the existing wall including associated works to the footpath, new kerb and gutter and localised road resurfacing.

Fairy Meadow Community Centre Roof Replacement and Associated Works – the 26-year old roof will be replaced following an inspection which found it to be at the end of its serviceable life.

Culvert Refurbishment Works at 153 Campbell Street Woonona – works to the culvert and upstream open channel will improve its structural stability and the longevity of this stormwater drainage system.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance and Service Agreement – the HVAC Service agreement will be renewed to continue to deliver comfort, reliability, and efficiencies for systems across 12 of Council’s community and operational buildings.

Review of Wollongong City Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan – Flood behaviour and flood mitigation options will be reviewed and an updated floodplain risk management plan be developed. The Wollongong City catchment includes the suburbs of Coniston, Mangerton, Mt St Thomas and Port Kembla.

McCauley’s Cycleway Bridge Maintenance Works Thirroul – significant maintenance will be undertaken to the highly utilised shared path/cycleway bridge over Hewitts Creek. To ensure its longevity, the shareway bridge located at the northern end of McCauley’s Bridge will see a range of structural repairs completed including installation of a new decking system and paint protection works.

At Monday’s meeting Council also endorsed the exhibition of the Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022.

These documents map out Council’s work for the year ahead and highlight key focus areas. Read more on the Delivery Program 2018-2022 and draft Operational Plan 2021-2022.

The documents will be available for community comment until Thursday 20 May through Council’s website.

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