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This Week at Council - Monday, 19 September

Peter Crisp OAM presents first STA Box Gallery exhibition at Yass Valley Library
Yass Valley Council, in partnership with Southern Tablelands Arts (STA), is proud to unveil a new exhibition space for regional artists to showcase their work at Yass Valley Library.

Renowned glass sculptor and proud Yass Valley resident, Peter Crisp OAM, is the first artist to exhibit in the STA Box Gallery.

For more information, please visit: https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/news/article/1661

Next phase of work steaming ahead for Barton Highway
The duplication of the Barton Highway is forging ahead with the focus now turning to construction of several intersections along a seven-kilometre stretch as part of Stage 1.

The Australian Government has committed $150 million towards both stages, while the New South Wales Government has funded $50 million for the Barton Highway Upgrade.

For more information, please visit: https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/news/article/1658

Works update:

  • Murrumbateman Winery Trail Stage One is almost done, with some line marking, signage and safety works to be completed over the next couple of months. A grand opening is in the works for next year.
  • Shingle Hill Way bridge replacement is progressing well. The contractors are continuing with bulk earthworks and culvert upgrades on the ground. The bridge deck has now been poured and is really taking shape. We are hoping to have the bridge operational before the end of the year.
  • Bango Bridge replacement detailed design work has been approved; on-site work is due to commence in early 2023.
  • The safety improvement work on Mulligans Flat Road is now complete.
  • Back Creek Road - finalisation of the environmental report and detailed design are now underway. The tender for work is live and can be viewed here: https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/tenders-quotes-and-eois/article/1652
  • Road rehabilitation works on Hillview Drive are nearing completion with the final seal delayed by wet weather and rescheduled for this week.
  • Council has received three grants for the Bridge Renewal Grant Program to replace four low-level crossings on Nanima Road, Back Creek Road and Greenwood Road (2). Preliminary investigations have commenced on all projects, with a timeline for replacement ready later in the year.
  • A request for tender for the first of the Bridge Renewal Grant bridges, Jeir Creek Bridge on Nanima Road, is now live and can be viewed here: https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/tenders-quotes-and-eois/article/1657
  • D&N Geotechnical will be undertaking geotechnical testing on both Yass River and Murrumbateman Creek Bridges on Greenwood Road from Monday. This is one of the preliminary studies required for the bridge replacements under the Bridges Renewal grant we received recently. There will be a stop/slow arrangement on Monday and speed reduction enforcement for the whole week at both bridges.

Road maintenance activities – 19-23 September

Maintenance grading - unsealed road network
Council appreciates the importance of maintaining the entire unsealed road network, however, continual wet weather has hindered the delivery of our scheduled maintenance program being undertaken in a timely fashion.

  • Gums Lane – completed
  • Wargeila Road – completed
  • Bushs Lane – completed
  • Gooda Creek Road – completed
  • Majura Lane – in progress
  • Dog Trap Road – in progress
  • Fairy Hole Road – scheduled

Gravel re-sheeting – unsealed road network (work delayed due to wet conditions)

  • Bobbara Road
  • Glengarry Road (part)

Culverts/roadside drainage – unsealed road network

  • Bushs Lane – completed
  • Manton Road – scheduled

Pothole repairs – sealed road network

  • Burley Griffin Way
  • Lachlan Valley Way
  • Local township streets
  • Sutton/Gundaroo Road
  • Murrumbateman Road

Development Applications 

DA220181 - 7 Grevillea Close, Murrumbateman
Closing date: 5.00 pm Monday, 19 September 2022
Secondary dwelling.

DA220183 - 1428 Yass Valley Way, Yass
Closing date: 5.00 pm Monday, 19 September 2022
Construct Yass FM Building.

DA220198 - 49B Ford Street, Yass
Closing date: 5.00 pm Monday, 19 September 2022
Manufactured dwelling house and storage shed.

DA220180 – 432 Yass River Road
Closing date: 5.00 pm Monday, 26 September 2022
Construction of three sheds.

DA220196 – 343 Greenwood Road, Yass River
Closing date: 5.00 pm Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Construction of shed and importation of 300m3 of fill material for earthworks.

For more information, please visit: www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/public-consultation/development-applications/

Positions Vacant 

Trainee Building Certifier
Closing date: 5 pm Monday, 26 September 
To gain the skills and knowledge to gain registration as a Building Certifier (A3) under the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018. 

Senior ICT Support Officer
Closing date: 5 pm Monday, 26 September 
To provide ICT support and advice to clients using Council’s information systems, computers and telecommunications equipment. 

Visitor Information Officer (casual)
Closing date: 5 pm Monday, 26 September 
To be engaged on an as and when required basis to provide frontline customer service at Yass Valley Information Centre. 

Skilled Labourer – Road Delivery
Closing date: 5 pm Monday, 26 September 
Seeking several labourers to carry out a variety of generalist and skilled labouring duties in road construction, maintenance and drainage. 

For more information, please visit: www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/employment/positions-vacant/ 

Public consultation

Draft Plan of Management - Crown Reserves: Sport and Recreation Grounds
Closing date:
5 pm Friday, 30 September
At the August 2022 meeting, Council resolved for the Draft Plan of Management - Crown Reserves: Sport and Recreation Grounds to undergo public consultation until 5.00pm Friday, 30 September 2022.

Draft Plan of Management - Miscellaneous Reserves
Closing date:
5 pm Friday, 30 September
At the August 2022 meeting, Council resolved for the Draft Plan of Management - Miscellaneous Reserves to undergo public consultation until 5.00 pm Friday, 30 September 2022.

Planning Proposal – 63 Discovery Drive, Yass
Closing date: 5 pm Friday, 14 October
A planning proposal to reclassify land at 63 Discovery Drive, Yass.

For more information, please visit: www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/public-consultation/

Tenders, Quotes and EOIs

Expressions of interest for Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall office spaces
Closing date: 4:30 pm Friday, 23 September
Council is seeking expressions of interest for use of the office spaces at the front of Yass Soldiers’ Memorial Hall. 

Back Creed Road Upgrade Stage One
Closing date: 9:00 am Friday, 30 September
Council intends to rehabilitate Back Creek Road between Sutton Road and CH5200 to improve the road surface, improve the serviceability of the road, and improve safety. 

Jeir Creek Bridge – Nanima Road – YVC-IA-16-2022
Closing date: 2:00 pm Tuesday, 4 October
Council intends to replace the existing low-level concrete causeway crossing over Jeir Creek on Nanima Road. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.yassvalley.nsw.gov.au/our-council/tenders-quotes-and-eois/

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