2016 Community Annual Report (web page version)

Strengthening the economy

  • Council finished 2015-16 year with a $5.8 million operating surplus.
  • Council delivered modest 1.5 per cent increase in general rates for 2016-17 year as part of a balanced Budget.
  • Council spent $199m in local area on materials and services, and contractors for capital works program.
  • A record $178.5 million of Capital Works outlined in the Budget.
  • Grant of $20,000 for the SPACE (EDF) Start-up and Innovation Program 2016
  • Council commits $2 million in funding for the 2016-17 year to support tourism through Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
  • $30,000 grant approved to boost economic growth of the Superyacht / Marine sector in Cairns.
  • $30,000 grant approved to Study Cairns to internationally market Cairns to potential students.
  • $12,500 committed to the Babinda Visitor Information Centre and $7,500 to Babinda Taskforce to support economic growth of Babinda.
  • $25,000 partnership with CCIQ to support small business.
  • Urban Spaces, an initiative focused on activating vacant CBD spaces with popup creative-based businesses, matched 11 enterprises to vacant spaces, with particular emphasis on supporting the business sustainability for the matched tenants.

Support for staging major events

  • Continental Cup Beach Volleyball in Cairns, June 2016, Olympic qualification event Secured the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championships which saw 1,500 interstate and 1,300 international competitors and spectators visit Cairns.
  • Major partner of the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival which saw visitor spending grow to more than $8 million and over 50,000 visitor nights.
  • Major partner of the 2016 Mountain Bike World Cup which attracted 300 international riders from 35 countries.
  • Principal partner for the Great Barrier Reef Continental Cup Beach Volleyball event, a RIO Olympic qualification event which was broadcast into over 20 million households in Australia and Asia.
  • Major partner for the AFL Premiership match between the Western Bulldogs and Gold Coast Suns which saw 8,509 people attend.
  • Major Partner for the NRL Premiership match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and North Queensland Cowboys which saw 14,923 people attend.
  • Secured the return of international cricket back to Cairns for the first time since 2004, with Cricket Australia XI playing Pakistan in a tour match at Cazalys.

Enhancing the liveability of our community

  • Stage 1 of the $8m Shields Street redevelopment (between Grafton and Lake streets) delivered and $10.5m Stage 2 underway within Lake to Abbott streets to create more urban parklands, indigenous public art pieces and contemporary lighting.
  • Works commenced on the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
  • $8m revitalisation of the School of Arts building and completion of curatorial design of the Cairns Museum by the Cairns Historical Society.
  • Our Cairns community engagement project undertaken, with 6446 people responding to a broad-ranging community survey.
  • $2.2 million upgrade to Tanks Arts Centre completed providing increased audience capacity and seating, climate control, dressing rooms, permanent stage and bar facilities in Tank 5 as well as the conversion of Tank 3 into an alternative performing arts space.
  • 27,000 people attended 62 ticketed shows at the Tanks Arts Centre. 96,200 people attended all of Tanks programming.
  • The redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands was officially opened in August with a comprehensive season of free to public and ticketed high profile performing arts events embracing a diverse range of genre from Queensland Ballet to Opera Queensland to International Grammy Award Winners, Soweto Gospel Choir.  The season attracted over 10,000 audience with a general public survey for the first three shows at the venue revealing  92% above satisfied results in approx. 500 respondents.
  • Cultural Services delivered high level presentations in a range of venues across the region in order to continue to present high level performing arts to the City; for example a sold out season of Morning Melodies in Cairns Choral Society Hall; a sold out Sydney Dance Company season, a sold out Regional Arts Victoria season of "Mother" featuring Noni Hazlehurst and a well-received Qld Theatre Company season at Centre Of Contemporary Arts and many performances across a diverse range of genre in Tank 3, Tanks Arts Centre.
  • Tanks Arts Centre had its 7th successive win as Best Entertainment venue in Cairns in The Cairns Post Play Awards.
  • 27,000 people attended 62 ticketed shows at the Tanks Arts Centre. 96,200 people attended all of Tanks programming, events including:
    • 16 visual art exhibitions
    • Jazz and World Music Series
    • 3rd Annual Cairns Children's Festival with record attendance of 3000+ attendees
    • Tanks Market Days presenting approximately 600 locally produced arts and crafts stalls, a popular KIDS TANK activity workshop and an emerging local songwriters stage every month from April to November
    • CIAF satellite events and exhibition
    • a range of interactive workshops from school holiday workshops to dance to aerial to visual art based activity
    • an increasingly attended PechaKucha spoken word night
    • National Science Week events investigating where Science and Art collide
    • International Women's Day Events
    • Children's Theatre
    • NAIDOC events
    • Community Theatre Performances (Tropical Arts), and
    • School Awards Nights and School Musical Theatre Performances.
  • Tanks Arts Centre Residency Program hosted 7 artists from Australia, Chile and France. A further 9 artists in residence were hosted by other organisations, using Tanks residency accommodation, including Australian Ballet working with local Biddigal Performing Arts troupe.
  • Botanical Gardens Visitors Centre hosted more than 400 workshops sessions for yoga, acting, drawing, photography and music.
  • Cairns Festival 2016Cairns Festival ran from 26 August - 4 September, featuring a diverse range of free events including the Festival Parade, Family Film Nights, Sunday on the Nard featuring Melbourne Ska Orchestra which entertained 3000+ audience members on the Esplanade, 3D projection mapping project, EnLIGHTenment at the City Library, sold out shows Circa - Carnival of the Animals and Soweto Gospel Choir at MMP and the ever popular Carnival on Collins.
  • Cairns Festival 2016 Grand Parade attracted a record-breaking number of 3,188 people and 20 dogs participating in the parade as part of 79 floats.
  • 42 projects shared in more than $176,000 in grant funding as part of 2016/17 Regional Arts Development Fund.
  • Cultural Infrastructure Grants worth $303,797 allocated to 10 community groups to improve their community cultural facilities.
  • $30,000 in Local Events Grants distributed to 7 not-for-profit organisations for community events.
  • 17 applications under the Arts & Cultural In-Kind grant stream were approved totalling $58,436.
  • High profile public art projects delivered – Shields Street Heart Public art projects; and CRC/JCU Public Art Linking Project:  Installation of artworks in Munro Martin Parklands and JCU Founders Green.
  • Close Contact, music industry development program, delivered group workshops and a one-on-one Mentorship with high profile professional musicians, as well as matching emerging artists with profile and appropriate showcases in Cultural Services venues.
  • Development of a new five-year Culture Strategy for Cairns underway, with focus group consultation conducted with around 50 key arts and cultural community groups to identify needs and priorities.
  • Support for staging Regional Events – Reef Feast, Palm Cove; Crocodile Trophy; Chinese New Year; Cairns Tropical Mardi Gras; Cairns Amateurs; Cairns Tennis International
  • Support for staging Local Events – Babinda Harvest Festival; Gordonvale Pyramid Race; Cairns Tropical Writers Festival; Cairns Show; Relay for Life; Cairns Junior Eisteddfod.
  • Free outdoor movie nights held at Brinsmead, Gordonvale, Woree, Trinity Beach, Mooroobool and White Rock with more than 2000 in attendance.
  • The 3rd annual Understory Film Festival continued at Tanks to promote local short film production, with more than 450 attending the awards and screening night at Tanks Arts Centre. 40 films were entered from filmmakers across the region, with 17 shortlisted to be screened during the event. 10 awards were presented across a variety of categories.
  • Community gardens established at Holloways Beach and Manoora.
  • A sculpture commemorating the ANZAC legacy dedicated in a special ceremony at Tobruk Memorial Pool.
  • Australia Day Awards, International Women’s Day, Cairns Cultural Diversity Awards and Baby Welcome events successfully staged.
  • Palm Cove and Trinity Beach BBQ renewals completed.
  • Construction of new toilet block at Half Moon Bay day use area.
  • Installation of new interpretive signage and 2 Goldfields track footbridge replacements at Babinda Boulders.
  • Installation of new hand rails and safety signage at Crystal Cascades.
  • $760,000 air conditioning upgrade to city library and $170,000 of upgrades to other community facilities.
  • Re-Launch of the new and improved Go Clubs program and website; 209 sporting clubs currently registered.
  • Local sports clubs benefited from grants totalling $96,138 through Council’s Go Clubs program.
  • Maintained 520 parks, over 200 playgrounds and mowed 2,073 hectares of parklands.
  • Cleaned and maintained 100 public toilet facilities daily.
  • Launched the Green Space Our Place program, now has 190 volunteers from 18 groups operating throughout Cairns.
  • Workshops and social sporting activities conducted as part of a 10-day program for Youth Week.
  • Upgraded all CBD ticket machines to latest model with credit card capabilities.
  • Hosted Pets in the Park Day in June to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership, and continued the program of community dog walks.
  • Dealt with more than 8,750 animal-related complaints.
  • Disaster preparedness workshops conducted for new migrant communities settling in the Cairns region.
  • Multi-lingual translations completed of Council’s updated Preparing for Cyclones brochure which reflect CALD visitor and resident groups.
  • Disaster preparedness manual and workshop for tourist accommodation providers held.
  • Updated and released a comprehensive suite of Cairns specific disaster education resources for the formal education sector.

Culturally diverse communities:

  • Cultural Diversity Week events delivered as part of Cairns Festival 2016, plus record numbers of cultural groups participated in Cairns Festival Grande Parade 2016.
  • Support to Manoora Community Healing Project and other community healing initiatives, including anniversary memorial activities and in-kind support to the establishment of the Manoora Community Garden.
  • 50 Multicultural leaders provided with training on running community events via the Centacare CALD Leadership Course.
  • Ms Sim Hayward named as Sister Cities Ambassador for Cairns' seven Sister Cities.
  • Hosted Bhutanese Weaving Exhibition at Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, in partnership with Cairns Bhutanese Community.
  • Via the Manoora Community Advisory Group, the Manoora community was provided with event support and infrastructure, administration and governance training.
  • Two Grant Writing Workshops held for multicultural community in partnership with Multicultural Development Association of Queensland.
  • Event coordination and support to Anti-Poverty Week 2016 ‘Budget Bites Challenge’ event (including 200 sausages cooked for community members experiencing hardship).
  • Comprehensive review of engagement mechanisms with multicultural community.

First Peoples:

  • Mabo Day held on 3 June 2016 at Lennon Park with approximately 100 people in attendance with food stalls and celebrations that included speeches and traditional dancing.
  • NAIDOC Week 2016 - Council provided financial and staff support with NAIDOC Week activities that included, the Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony, Cairns NAIDOC in the Park, Cairns NAIDOC Dinner – Saturday 9 July 2016. This year the Cairns NAIDOC Dinner was held at the Cairns Arts Centre (Tank 3). Assistance was provided to the NAIDOC Committee through financial assistance from the Community Development budget.  The recognition of NAIDOC Week celebration through displays and story time at all Cairns Regional Council Libraries.
  • Get Out Get Active Activities - Community Development obtained funding through the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing’s Get Out Get Active Program. Funding was utilised to create four Active and Fitness programs aimed at Women and Girls Ozzy Dance and Circuit Fitness, Body Conquer Cairns Deadly Runners (IMF), and the Cairns Women’s Fun Run. In total the activities attracted approximately 90 participants.
  • QCOSS Regional Housing and Homelessness Framework - Representatives from Community Development team provided input into the development of the Queensland Council of Social Services’ (QCOSS) Regional Housing and Homelessness Framework. Challenges and concerns regarding Young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were provided to the creation of the draft document. A launch date is yet to be determined.

City safety:

  • Increased number of CCTV cameras in public spaces to 176.
  • Successful installation of over 30 Wi-Fi CCTV cameras into suburbs of Manoora, Mooroobool, Manunda, and Edmonton, and also into several CRC parks - John Egan (incorporates Apex Park), Centenary Lakes, and Munro Martin Parklands.
  • City Safe CCTV linked into privately owned CCTV systems at Raintrees shopping centre.
  • Upgrade of CCTV monitoring room including the installation of further 3 monitors and introduction of new operator spot monitors.
  • Installation of temporary CCTV solution in Manunda working with local businesses.
  • Replacement of a number of analogue CCTV cameras to digital.
  • Completion of Attorney-General Department Grant funding, CCTV intervention into youth crime.
  • Introduction of new Local laws compliance book for operational use to deal with intoxicating liquor on local government controlled areas and roads.
  • Approval from CRC and Safe Night Precinct to apply for operational funding for the introduction of strategically placed Help Point Units (HPU's) within the Safe Night Precinct
  • City Safe continue to work closely with QPS and NGO services in dealing with homelessness, rough sleepers and public space drinking with increase in security between 6am-10am daily to assist in this area.
  • Installation scoping for the introduction of new CCTV installation on Bunda Street and Aplin Street.
  • Development implementation scope for the introduction of rapid deployment CCTV trailer.
  • City Safe working with QPS on successful grant funding application through Suncorp for the introduction of additional lighting at Apex Park.

Access and Equity:

  • New footpath link in Gordonvale for a resident with a vision impairment who now has dignified access to town centre.
  • Full access audit completed within the Botanic Gardens to allow planning for access improvements.
  • New accessible toilet located at Botanic Gardens.

Youth:

  • Over 300 people turned out to support 'Safer Families, Better Communities' Day with other Councils across Queensland to raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence and take a stand as a community.
  • Council supported students from White Rock State School to contribute their artistic talents to design the mural at Bak Park. Residents and students reported that it was a bright and colourful addition to the park.
  • Council supported a number of events over Youth Week 2016. Over the 10-day period hundreds of youth turned out to positively engage and connect with peers and community leaders.
  • With the support of Council, the Mooroobool Community Christmas Party 2015 was a great success with over 300 people attending to join the family-fun festivities.
  • Many local young people have engaged in community-based activities and programs run in partnership between Council and local non-government services.

Libraries:

  • National Library Lovers’ Day 14 February launched the first5forever (f5f) 4-year early literacy project for families and children 0-5 years.
  • 148 f5f events attracting approximately 4,000 visitors so far.
  • “Little Red Box” initiative for local community playgroups.
  • Pop Up Libraries across the region at cultural, sporting, market days, NAIDOC and Festival events.
  • 99 Tech Savvy Seniors technology workshops held, 633 seniors professionally trained on emails, computer, internet, cyber-safety.
  • Shopping Centre consultation sessions f5f and Tech Savvy, and library displays.
  • Conversation Caf├ęs Smithfield Library from health, food, the Olympics and craft.
  • 24/7 Online Library – eAudio, Ebooks, eResources, eCatalogue, eMags, eResources, New items Online.
  • Conducted Chinese New Year Chinatown Heritage walks.
  • Family History workshop presented by Genealogy expert Judy Webster.
  • Seminar held on “Searching Military Records for Family History”.
  • Coding & robotics activities: “Make and keep your own tablet” coding workshops, Sphero and Ozobot robots workshops, National Coding Week workshops.
  • RoboCreate Workshops – Create, Design, Explore.
  • ANZAC Day commemorations in partnership with the Cairns RSL -  Wartime Cairns heritage walking tours.
  • Youth Week activities including Ozobot coding and robotics workshops & a live demonstration of the Humanoid ‘Nao’ Robot by the State Library of Queensland.
  • Australian Library & Information Week 2016.
  • Eco Week activities and displays
  • Monthly eNews – What’s Hot @ the Library!
  • ZINIO - 135 free eMagazines Online @ the Library.
  • Game On! International Games Day (table top games).
  • Children’s Board Games days (no tech devices).
  • Author talks including independent publisher Ocean Reeve on innovation and design thinking.
  • NAIDOC Week hand crafted displays and storytimes with specialist storytellers.
  • Book Sale attended by around 4,000 people, locals and visitors.
  • Seniors Week activities including CBD Heritage Walks.
  • “One Million Stars to End Violence” community star weaving workshops, over 3,000 made.
  • Library Meeting rooms free to Not-for-profits at City, Stratford, Manunda libraries.
  • Free community consultation sessions @ the Library with Energy & Water Ombudsman QLD (EWOQ).
  • Community Health sessions such as “Improve Your Bottom Line” presentations by Cairns Continence Advisory Service.

Supporting an active community

  • Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, surviving Rat of Tobruk Henry Tranter, Cairns Mayor Bob Manning and Leichardt MP Warren Entsch at the official opening of the Tobruk Memorial Pool.Outdoor fitness station completed at Brinsmead’s Loridan Drive Reserve.
  • Improvement plan endorsed for Machans Beach’s Keith Edwick Park.
  • Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith officially opens the $23.7 million Tobruk Memorial Pool redevelopment, including a 50m pool built to FINA specifications, an artificial wave rider, a toddler waterplay pool, and 25m program pool.
  • Stage 1 of the Walker Road Sporting Precinct, costing $7.9 million, was opened allowing baseball and tee-ball new facilities, Stage 2 commenced.
  • Installation of Coastwatchers Youth Space at Trinity Beach ($600,000).
  • Shang Street Park Mooroobool - installation new play equipment and playing field ($270K)
  • Playground equipment upgrades at: Carthern Close Park Edge Hill, Gamburra Drive Redlynch, Butler Reserve Brinsmead, Hussey Park Woree, Old School Park Yorkeys Knob, Khalu Park White Rock, Massey Street Park Edmonton, Manson Street Park Smithfield.
  • Playground upgrades and new shade structures installed at: Sunbird Drive Park,  Kewarra Beach; Duplock Park, Aeroglen; Arthur Forno Park  Bayview Heights, and Palm Cove Esplanade.
  • New playground installed at Apollo Quay Reserve, Trinity Park.
  • New fitness equipment installed at Hussey Park, Woree.
  • Fitness equipment replaced at Trinity Beach Esplanade.
  • Installation of half-court basketball court at Down Park.
  • Fuller Park  - new first of its kind asphalt Pump Track.
  • BMX track upgrades at Jeff Pezzutti Park, Yorkeys Knob and Loridan Drive Park Brinsmead.
  • Ride to Work Day Breakfast which saw well over 300 cyclists attend the community event on the Cairns Esplanade.
  • The long-awaited 920-metre path along Stoney Creek Road, joining an existing off-road path that links with Caravonica and continues to Peace Lutheran, was officially opened.
  • Construction commenced on the 3.8km Mann Street cycleway project at a cost of $1.35 million.
  • Gordon Creek Underpass constructed.
  • Northern Cycleway (Freshwater to Redlynch Stage 1 to Lower Freshwater Road) completed.
  • Northern Beaches Recreation Path investigation and concept design commenced.
  • Clifton Beach Foreshore Path constructed.
  • Various suburban paths installed as part of the Cycling and Walking Strategy implementation.
  • Cairns Motorcycle club track upgrade ($100,000) completed.
  • Re-Launch of the New and Improved Go Clubs program and website - 209 sporting clubs currently registered.
  • Local sports clubs benefited from grants totalling $96,138 through Council’s Go Clubs program.
  • Hosted club development workshops on Financial Planning and the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games 2017
  • Green Space Our Place volunteer numbers have increased to 190 with 18 groups operating throughout the Cairns District.
  • AFL Cape York Buchan St Sports facility - contribution towards additional sports fields amenities ($250,000).
  • Construction of new safety fence at Barrier Coast Archery.
  • Contribution to Cairns Cycling clubhouse roof replacement.
  • New safety fence along cane train line at Johnson Park.
  • Alley Park Masterplan Stage 1- construction of new parking areas, additional two fields, irrigation and lighting.
  • Stadium lighting upgrade at Marlin Coast Recreation Centre.
  • Installation of circulation fans in main sporting hall at Edmonton Leisure Centre.
  • Installation of new sealed car park at Smithfield Sporting Precinct.
  • New clubhouse under construction at Wattle St Sports Facility, Yorkeys Knob.
  • Martyn St Reserve redevelopment upgrade completed ($3.8m - jointly funded by CRC, State Government and Cairns Netball).
  • Construction of new field, car parking and irrigation at Machans Beach Sports Facility.
  • New entry signage installed at North Cairns Sporting Precinct.
  • Barlow Park lighting upgrade.
  • Contributed to upgrades of Gordonvale Tennis Courts.
  • Installation of new diving blocks at Smithfield (Marlin Coast) and Woree swimming pools.
  • Smithfield (Marlin Coast) 25m pool heater replacement and construction of new hob wall.
  • Woree pool heater pump replacement.
  • Bramston Beach Campground upgrades - installation of new sewer (septic) system, fence and signage renewal.

Protecting the environment

  • Free green waste dumping program held in April and November yields approximately 3,412 tonnes of green waste from 16,819 vehicles.
  • Approximately 889 tonnes of mulch given away during free mulch program in May and December (3,768 vehicles).
  • Council introduces option to have rates notices emailed to save on paper and costs.
  • 25,000 cubic meters of sand used to replenish Holloways Beach.
  • Council provides $10,000 to fund the Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre program for Year 5 students.
  • Council undertakes flying fox deterrent activities near the Esplanade Lagoon plaza to allow for tree trimming.
  • An additional 800 solar panels added to Council’s buildings, saving over $100,000 in electricity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by a further 197 tonnes.
  • 10,000 people celebrate life in the tropics at the second annual ECOfiesta held at the Cruise Liner Terminal in May.
  • More than 250 people participated in the annual Great Northern Clean Up in September, removing over 700kg of litter from our parks, creeks and beaches.
  • The Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership commenced, pooling years of scientific data from across Governments and industry to measure waterway health and prioritise actions for catchment and reef health.
  • 1281.3 megalitres of recycled water was supplied to major Cairns golf courses, Yorkeys Knob State School and the Botanic Gardens for irrigation. In addition 997 megalitres of recycled water was used at wastewater treatment plants offsetting the need to use potable water.
  • Eight community sustainability grants awarded for projects including food rescue, community gardens, solar installs and bushland restoration.
  • Nature Based Learning Grants created to help schools to meet excursion costs to rainforest and reef.
  • 17,630 trees planted on Council managed land, nearly 10,000 more trees than in 2015.
  • Council on track to meet its 50% emissions reduction target by 2020.
  • Council's Workplace Giving Program raises $10,000 annually for the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Council's Reef Guardian Action Plan provides an overview of initiatives to help reduce land-based pressures on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • New "Thrive" Water Conservation Awareness Campaign, developed as a result on the Demand Management Strategy and long term vision of the Cairns Water Security Strategy.
  • 12,442 tonnes of kerbside recycling collected.
  • 6,932 tonnes of recyclable material sent for recycling from the MRF.
  • Year 1 of the Leak Detection Contract works complete, with repairs of all identified leaks equated to estimated savings of about 176 megalitres a year – the equivalent use of around 668 new, average-sized residential dwellings.
  • More than 3,\000 representatives of educational institutions, community and special interest groups took part in Council’s water, wastewater, waste and recycling tours and presentations.
  • National Water Week Community education and engagement workshop held at Botanical Gardens.
  • The Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership commenced, pooling years of scientific data from across Governments and industry to measure waterway health and prioritise actions for catchment and reef health.
  • Better product recovery at our Transfer Stations means that more items are able to be-sold at Council’s Buy Back Shop which has resulted in an average increase to sales of 26% since 2015.
  • Commencement of household battery recycling program at all waste transfer stations.
  • Recouped 50% of the closed Portsmith Landfill flare operating costs by participating in the Emissions Reduction Fund and generating Australian Carbon Credit Units for the 5,380 tonnes CO2e prevented from release to the atmosphere.
  • 156 tonnes of e-waste (televisions and computers) collections from Portsmith and Smithfield Transfer Stations.
  • Installation of improved glass crushing equipment at the Material Recovery Facility producing higher quality final product. An estimated 989 tonnes of  recovered crushed glass (reglass) to be used by council and local industry for construction projects.
  • Optimisation efforts at wastewater treatment plants results in $36,871 per annum in chemical and power savings.

Providing community infrastructure

  • An $8m (over two years) extension of Logomeir Road to connect the suburbs of Bentley Park and Edmonton from Bicentennial Road to Walker Road underway.
  • A $1.2m realignment of the Centenary Close drain at Manoora completed to allow for new residential development.
  • $4.28m Collins Avenue bridge replacement underway and $1.38m street upgrades in McLean Street.
  • $2.6m new access road (Portelli Road) built from Redlynch Connector Road to Community Sports Complex and St Andrew's Catholic College.
  • Bridge replacement works underway at $3.1m Deep Creek bridge and $5.2m Rudge Bridge (Josephine Creek) due to start late 2016
  • $5.4m road improvement works delivered, including asphalt, reseal, and $3.97m pavement rehabilitation.
  • $750,000 of bridge refurbishments region-wide.
  • $350,000 City Centre footpath upgrade undertaken in Grafton Street.
  • $4.5m Suburban Enhancement Program for new infrastructure, resulting in kerb and channel installation (new and renewal) in 39 streets and road shoulder sealing in 42 streets.
  • $800,000 of new street lighting installed for Florence and Grafton streets.
  • $500,000 of footpath renewals undertaken.
  • $908,000 of drainage works completed around the region.
  • Sewer upgrade at PCYC Manunda.
  • Sand nourishment program (of approx. 30,000m3 of sand) for Holloways Beach.
  • Drainage Management Plans for Saltwater Creek and Mount Whitfield North drainage catchments completed.
  • More than 20 new DDA compliant bus stops delivered.
  • Fixed around 1,321 pot holes and other minor road defects.
  • Processed 1,400 customer requests.
  • Construction of 7,380 metres of trunk and reticulation water mains costing $1.7m.
  • Construction of 1,966 metres of rising main costing $2.7m.
  • Construction of Dual Water Mains in Edmonton, from Quinn Drive to Bruce Highway and Quinn Drive to Fitzmaurice Drive costing $3.27m.
  • Design and construction of the new Behana Water Main Mulgrave River Crossing, incorporating the re-use of the existing water main and installation of new replacement piers costing $856,000.
  • Upgraded Sewer Pump Station J in Division 5 costing $3.4m.
  • Installation of a new 1m diameter welded polyethylene pipe approximately 450m long using trenchless directional drilling and pipe jacking technologies. The scale of the project using this methodology makes the project one of the larger trenchless technology projects in Australia. Project cost $3.23m (inclusive of savings of $2m).
Last updated: 09 December 2016