The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Summer Roads Renewal Program to Commence
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is commencing its Summer Roads Renewal Program throughout the months January & February 2022. A few days before the works start, contractors will deliver a notice to your mailbox, once received please ensure the following:
- cars are not parked near the road or close to the kerbs
- keep to the speed limits indicated for the safety of our works crew (40 km per hour)
- communicate with the contractors if you require access (maximum access disruption at any one time is 30 minutes)
This project has been funded by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the State Government’s Regional Road Group funding and the Federal Government’s Federal Assistance Grant Funding.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has been delivering the roads renewal program for the 2021/22 FY in conjunction with Total Asphalt, and will now be targeting residential areas for the months of January and February. The total budget for the 21/22 financial year is $19.2 million with a focus on sealed and unsealed road across the City – with the aim to sustain and improve the condition of existing surfaced roads, laneways and parking areas.
The purpose of the Summer Roads Renewal Program is to improve the condition of residential and some local collector roads across the City, addressing key areas that have undergone a roads condition report process – with roads resurfacing works completed according to their condition. The cost of this program is approximately $3 million.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder to assess FIFO policy
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is seeking submissions on a policy which aims to provide guidance on potential accommodation development applications, including for a fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce. Mayor John Bowler said while the policy discourages construction of worker camps for FIFO employees and contractors, it provides a clear framework for assessing workforce accommodation proposals and will help build a more sustainable local community and economy.
The objective of the policy is to manage the development of workforce accommodation with a longer-term aim to maximise the residential workforce and ensure that, where workforce accommodation is provided, it is designed appropriately and contributes to Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s vision to be a place people call home. The council will undertake a consultative process that will guide the policy measures including time limited approvals, need for accommodation, location, design and community integration.
The draft policy indicates proposed facilities would undergo a Social Impact Assessment and require a Social Impact Management Plan to identify and mitigate negative effects to the community. The policy will ensure any new developments are fully evaluated and properly assessed within the approval process. In addition, 12-months before the expiry of the approved timeframe, the landowner must provide Council with a site decommissioning program or a transition plan.
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Hannan Street Footpath Upgrades to start on 9 August 2021
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is set to upgrade the footpaths on Hannan Street between Maritana and Wilson Street with works commencing on 9 August 2021. Hannan Street is the location of a considerable number of historic buildings and places. It has become a destination for visitors and its place in Western Australia’s history is well-known.
The project will improve the general condition of the footpaths with modern exposed aggregate providing a more attractive and fresh look for the CBD. The overall Hannan Street works will include upgrading landscaping elements at the intersections of Maritana and Hannan and Wilson and Hannan Streets, and installing new street furniture along the main street.
As part of the City’s commitment to recycling and reuse – it is anticipated that over 2,500 square metres of pavers from the project will be salvaged to be reapplied as materials on future footpath programs. The City will also will also be installing new rubbish bins and, a first for the CBD, introducing recycling bins.
City Officers have engaged with all the businesses in the project area and have advised them of the construction schedule and possible impacts on their trade. Feedback has been extremely positive with many businesses confirming that they are excited about the makeover and City Officers will continue to work them to ensure minimal disruption to their everyday trading.
The project is expected to be completed in late November 2021.