Notices and Tenders

After the “big storm” we had this May, the crew were busy cleaning up and removing trees, limbs, branches, debris etc. along with contractors assisting with the removal of dangerous trees and storm damage.  The Shire engage our preferred Arborist to ensure larger and more dangerous tree issues are dealt with by the experts.  Later in the year we will be removing the debris along the side of roads, verges etc. to clear up the “leftovers”.  Whilst all that was going on, we were still completing works as you will see below.

Clarke Road and Railway Tce Path

The Shire have recently completed the footpath expansion works on Clarke Road & Railway Terrace. The footpath has been constructed to connect Clarke Road to Samworth Street and to improve safety by installing compliant kerb ramps across Clarke Road.

New footpath at Clarke Road and Railway Terrace intersectionNew kerbing and path view of Clarke Road and Railway Terrace intersection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret River Airport Asphalt

During this financial year the Shire completed the connector road to the Margaret River airstrip which we reported on earlier in the year.  The connector road is approximately 120m long (as outlined in blue on aerial image below).  The pavement was constructed in gravel, sealed with chip seal up to the entrance gate, then sealed with asphalt from the gate to the St John’s ambulance shed.  Completing and sealing the connector road ensures appropriate drainage and a durable driving surface for years to come in response to St John Ambulance’s request.  The good quality driving surface was particularly important for the St John Ambulance and Flying Doctors Service requirements or our airstrip.

Upgraded connector road indicated in blue line at Margaret River AirstripMargaret River Airstrip new entrance road upgradedMargaret river upgraded connector road towards shed

 

 

 

 

Upgraded road to St Johns shed at Margaret River Airstrip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Settlement

Thank a volunteer!  Yes, that is who you can thank for how wonderful the Old Settlement looks right now.  If you are a regular reader of our monthly newsletter you will have seen that the Shire’s Parks and Gardens crew recently prepared the area for winter, erosion and weed suppression.  Now we have provided plants for the Old Settlement and the volunteers did the planting – looking good don’t you think?  Thanks to all the volunteers involved, a great job.

Old Settlement planting done by Volunteers, plants supplied by Shire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Park

Here are the latest photos of Rotary Park.  Now all the seating and ground works has been completed, we will be putting in more plants and rocks.  Then next financial year the Shire will be carrying out further improvements, so stay tuned.  This is the perfect spot for a cool winters day’s picnic with your family.  We hope you enjoy the upgrade at Rotary park. 

Rotary Park with new park furniture this view is from the Park out towards KateRotary Park new barbeque and pathwaysRotary Park new park benches and park upgrade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Patch Swing 

We cannot have a newsletter without an update of the amazing Augusta and here it is.  Not the finished product but the progress of installing a new swing set at the Colour Patch.  We are replacing due to safety reasons – the swing had corroded and was past its serviceable and usable date.  We hope the family enjoys the view on the new swing set.  Stay tuned for the finished product next month.

Colourpatch new swing progress shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caladenia Park, Brookfield

If you are a resident or regular user of Caladenia Park in Brookfield, you may have already seen this great new play equipment the Shire has installed.  The replacement was based on “like for like”, to include more natural products and provide more play opportunities to a wider range of ages and users.  Soft fall will be completed Friday 22 May.  Rug up on a cold day and enjoy this funky new play equipment.

Slide view of new play equipment at Caladenia Park BrookfieldActivity stumps in the play equipment at Caladenia Park BrookfieldSwing set also at Caladenia Park BrookfieldSide view of play equipment at Caladenia Park Brookfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallcliffe Road and Station Road carpark

Activity has been hard and fast on the corner of Wallcliffe Road and Station Road over the last few weeks constructing the new carpark.  This new carpark will help with the overflow of parking needed for our town centre.  These works are still underway but if you happen to not have been in the area recently, here is what is going on.  Works are due to be finished very soon.

Carpark works at Station Road and Wallcliffe RoadWest view of new carpark at corner of Wallcliffe Rd and Station Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works in Progress

We also have several other projects that are still underway such as Hasluck St Bus Bay, Curtis St Intersection, Flinders Bay Road and parking along with re-sheeting and re-shouldering of roads and line-marking to complete jobs.  These will feature in our next newsletter.

FUN FACT

Myrtle’s departure from the Shire this month

Who is Myrtle you ask?  Well Myrtle was a very old 3-pin steel drum roller that the Shire purchased way back in the very early 1980’s.  She replaced an open cabin roller, yes the first roller only had a roof,  no glass at all – lovely fresh air, then we purchased Myrtle and she was the best roller to carry out the shouldering work the construction crew carried out on our roads.  Shouldering protects the edge of the seal of the road and is for driver safety and road preservation.

Unfortunately, Myrtle no longer meets any safety standards or requirements these days, so it was time to move her on. 

Bye Myrtle and thanks for the good times, your old friends at the Depot.

Myrtle the steel drum roller leaving the Depot for the last time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed this month’s update from the Depot, stay warm and stay safe.

 

 

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