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Capital Works Monthly Review

February 2021

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OVERVIEW ... 3

SAFETY... 4

1.1. Summary ... 4

1.2. Incidents and Injuries ... 4

1.3. Lost Time Injuries & Days Lost ... 5

CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATES... 6

2.1. Capital Summary Report... 6

2.2. Financial Performance ... 6

2.3. Capital Projects Phases for February 2021 ... 7

2.4. Key Contracts Approved for February 2021 ... 8

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICE ... 9

3.1 Monthly Achievements ... 9

DESIGN SERVICES ... 10

4.1 Design Summary Report... 10

4.2 Survey Office Summary Report ... 10

CONTRACT SERVICES ... 12

5.1 Boat Ramp and Carpark Extension Projects ... 12

5.2 Stormwater and Sewer Relining Works 2020/2021 ... 12

5.3 Resurfacing Reseal Program ... 14

5.4 Caping Road, Bloomsbury Bridge Replacement ... 15

5.5 Park Improvement Projects ... 15

5.6 Koumala Water Quality Upgrade – Water Treatment Plant... 18

5.7 Yakapari Seaforth Road Shared Path Stage 1 - Seaforth Reservoir Road to Aviland Drive ... 19

5.8 Pioneer River, Estuary Fish Habitat Improvement Project ... 19

MAJOR PROJECTS ... 22

6.1 Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails ... 22

6.2 Patch Street & Cyril McKie Court Reconstruction ... 23

6.3 Mackay Northern Entry Landscaping ... 24

FIELD SERVICES ... 25

7.1 Schapers Rd Pavement Rehab ... 25

7.2 Smith-Cross Road Culvert Upgrade, Smith Deveraux Creek ... 26

7.3 Ball Bay Road Reconstruction, Ch700 to Haliday Bay Intersection ... 27

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OVERVIEW

This report is for Capital Works Department activities during the month of February 2021. Significant items in this period include:

• No LTI’s incurred for the month.

• The YTD capital project spend is $48.4M which is approximately $3.4M below the YTD forecast of

$51.8M (approximately 93.39%).

• Projects where construction was completed* during the period included:

o Hospital Street, Sarina - reinforced concrete box culvert replacement

o Ware Avenue & Arthur Street, Sarina - reinforced concrete box culvert replacement o Old Shoal Point Road, Bucasia - bollard installation

o Marzan Street & George Fordyce Drive, Rural View - traffic calming o Paget Depot - male amenity air conditioning replacement

o Sarina Water Recycling Facility - membrane bio reactor drain pump renewal o Gordon White Library - fire indicator panel replacement

o Artspace - fire indicator panel replacement o Ron Anderson Park - critical renewal (combined) o Busuttin Drive Park - critical renewal (combined) o Coastal access points LAM03 - coastal plan allocation

o Ball Bay Road widening and rehab, CH 700 to Haliday Bay Road

o Gorge Road, Finch Hatton reconstruction - concrete pavement between 1st and 3rd causeways (Transport and Tourism Connections program funded)

o Schapers Road and Grevillea Drive, Glenella - culvert replacement

• During January and February 2021, we have seen a general increase in prices being submitted from open tenders and quoted works. Some of these are outside the budget therefore will require re-scoping to meet budget or request for additional budget. Some of the prices are as much as 100% increase on the approved budget which is of concern. The works are generally in civils, concrete footpaths and other minor works. We have also seen a marginal increase in commercial building prices and rates.

We will continue to monitor.

* Note construction means practical works were completed however project accounts remain open to close out financials and to manage defects and maintenance periods, and as constructed/handover documents.

Jim Carless

Director Capital Works

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SAFETY

1.1. Summary In February 2021:

• Thirty-one safety interactions were undertaken.

• Two site safety inspections were undertaken.

• 93% of monthly action plans activities were carried out.

One incident was reported in February.

1.2. Incidents and Injuries

The following asset damage incident was reported in February:

• Loose items in a toolbox on the rear tray of utility vehicle shifted, resulting in damage to rear window.

Each incident is investigated, and appropriate corrective measures implemented to reduce future risks.

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5 1.3. Lost Time Injuries & Days Lost

Department

LTI 2018-19 Days 2019-20 2020-21

Lost LTI Days

Lost LTI Days

Lost Contract Services

Design Services Field Services Major Projects

Portfolio Management Office

Capital Works Total 0 0 0 0 0 0

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CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATES

2.1. Capital Summary Report

Following is the capital financial summary for the YTD delivery to end of February 2021.

The current approved 2020/21 amended budget is $129M.

The YTD capital project spend is $48.4M which is approximately $3.4M below the YTD forecast of $51.8M (approximately 93.39%). The top five projects underspent account for $1.3M of this variance. Context and comments on each variance can be found on page 7 of this the report.

The project spend to the end of February is $48.4M, approximately $80M below the 20/21 Amended Budget of $129M (37.4% delivered against 20/21 Amended Budget).

2.2. Financial Performance

The table below summarises the year to date financial summary for the 2020/21 Capital program at the end of February 2021.

Capital Spend by Department for February 2021

The table below summarises the year to date financial summary for the 2020/21 Capital program at the end of February 2021.

Department Original Budget Carryovers Original Budget Approved Budget Current Forecast YTD Forecast YTD Actual% Spent of YTD Forecast

% Spent of Approved Budget

Development Services 3,461,600 9,321 3,470,921 362,474 358,769 185,090 149,899 80.99% 41%

Organisational Services 0 3,326 3,326 779,253 779,179 290,239 199,126 68.61% 26%

Community & Client Services 216,000 0 216,000 1,716,000 1,716,000 0 1,162 0.00% 0%

Engineering 1,286,188 406,807 1,692,994 1,334,329 1,312,619 497,629 434,776 87.37% 33%

Commercial Infrastructure 2,094,643 38,332 2,132,975 2,923,012 2,922,651 1,189,138 1,102,986 92.76% 38%

Procurement & Plant 9,191,627 1,634,604 10,826,231 9,775,945 9,778,036 4,416,141 4,044,531 91.59% 41%

Information Services 1,150,890 0 1,150,890 1,405,644 1,401,768 774,174 710,651 91.79% 51%

Works For Queensland Funding Project 3,696,095 736,090 4,432,185 4,767,233 4,882,541 3,556,515 3,696,049 103.92% 78%

Works For Queensland Round 2 Funding Project 0 21,759 21,759 21,759 21,759 0 0 0.00% 0%

W4Q & Fed’s COVID Funding 6,646,595 78,555 6,725,150 7,893,391 7,752,641 2,810,272 2,879,367 102.46% 36%

NDRRA 530,000 497,567 1,027,567 1,649,835 1,649,836 1,594,354 1,634,255 102.50% 99%

Design Program 14,349,952 363,220 14,713,172 7,946,553 7,950,668 2,045,549 1,484,866 72.59% 19%

Major Projects 20,289,567 3,452,552 23,742,119 21,481,784 21,466,588 7,553,454 7,005,124 92.74% 33%

Field Services 14,516,687 604,132 15,120,820 16,943,928 15,698,484 8,247,155 7,580,299 91.91% 45%

Contract Services 35,726,979 6,052,346 41,779,324 49,269,679 48,983,565 18,289,282 17,215,072 94.13% 35%

Portfolio Management Office 1,726,585 188,325 1,914,910 1,159,826 1,180,453 384,423 271,652 70.66% 23%

Total 114,883,407 14,086,936$ 128,970,343 $ 129,430,645 $ 127,855,556 $ 51,833,415 $ 48,409,817 93.39% 37.40%

Capital Expenditure 113,262,828 13,707,850 126,970,678 126,871,625 125,477,153 50,842,324 47,508,411 93.44% 37.45%

Operational Expenditure 1,620,579 379,086 1,999,665 2,559,020 2,378,404 991,091 901,405 90.95% 35.22%

Capital Projects Expenditure 2020/2021

February 2021

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7 Capital Expenditure Forecast 2020/21

The top five variances (underspend) between actuals and forecast for the month of February are:

Project Description Comments Variance

10390 Plant & Equipment -

Replacement Program Currently experiencing slower than normal delivery due to

fabrication constraints. ($369,519)

22013 Mackay Animal Pound New Facility

Contractor has been delayed due to issues with earthworks and sub-grade preparation of building platform which has reduced actual spend against expected spend.

($163,771)

53405 Asphalt Resurfacing

Program - FY20-21 Negotiation of scope and price reduction with tenderers to conform with budget constraints delayed commencement of the works resulting in actual expenditure being lower than forecasted.

($248,741)

54200 Cnr Milton/Alfred St Intersection

Signalisation

Project commenced late due to weather/ predecessor project, this has had a follow on affect. Big cost contractor items not yet delivered.

($273,301)

54452 Shakespeare St, East Mackay Stage 1/2/3 - Pipework upgrade

Project involves a large sum of principal supplied stormwater pipes and assumption for February was some of the pipes would be ready for purchases.

The tender is currently out to market and closes next week, therefore no purchase has occurred.

($250,855)

2.3. Capital Projects Phases for February 2021

The below graph shows the phases of capital projects as at the end of February 2021.

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8 2.4. Key Contracts Approved for February 2021

A list of key contracts that have been finalised and approved during February 2021 is given below. In total these contracts are valued at ~ $3,659,247 for February 2021. There are smaller packages of works (not included below) and ancillary contracts that have also been awarded for the months of January linked to capital.

Contract Design /

Construction Amount Award

(ex GST) Contractor MRC 2021-042 Prawn Farm Sewer Rising

Main Extension Construction $326,406 Synergy Pipeline and

Plumbing MRC 2021-044 Asphalt and Bitumen

Reseal Program FY 20/21 Construction $627,929 RPQ Mackay Pty Ltd

MRC 2021-044 Asphalt and Bitumen

Reseal Program FY 20/21 Construction $1,608,400 Fulton Hogan

Industries Pty Ltd MRC 2021-045 Mackay Northern Entry

Landscaping Construction $520,231 Urbanscapes and

Construction Pty Ltd MRC 2021-047 Pioneer Valley Mountain

Bike Trails – Environmental and Cultural Heritage Assessment

Design $297,900 Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd

Quote 2021-060 Hogan’s Pocket Landfill

Groundwater Review Design $19,630 Golder Associates

Pty Ltd SQ 2021-014 Foam Bitumen Stabilisation Construction $228,751 SAT Civil

Constructions Pty Ltd

Total $3,659,247

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PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OFFICE

3.1 Monthly Achievements

The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) has been business as usual this past month tracking progress of the 20/21 Capital Works master program against the planned activities. New programming of the accelerated works package has been undertaken for works to be completed within the planned timelines.

Planning activities are underway to compile the 21/22 Master Program, once a draft listing of 21/22 projects becomes available, the program will be populated, and resources allocated for a first pass review.

Training of staff within the Business unit to ensure consistent approach to support being provided to various areas of the Capital and Assets teams.

Systems Review:

Project Phase Level

Worked with the Finance team to reconcile financial records against project phase levels to ensure financial records were accurately represented within the correct project phase, i.e. Business Case, Design, Construction, etc. This has positively impacted visibility in financial reporting.

Project Finalisation

After reconciliation and follow up of outstanding as constructed documents was completed, it highlighted the need to provide additional support to ensure effective finalisation of projects. The PMO team are working collaboratively with Project Managers, Design Services, Finance and Assets to review outstanding project finalisation documents to:

• Capitalise Projects;

• Reduce the number of active capital projects;

• Close out financial liabilities; and

• Accurately document councils’ assets.

The EPMF review is underway and approximately 40% complete. February saw many collaborations both externally and within MRC.

Our queries to other local governments returned an overwhelming response with seven of the 13 councils contacted responding, and the PMO engaging with three of these through phone and Teams meetings with further discussions to follow. Already we have been able to identify areas of maturity in our systems and gained insights into opportunities for improving business processes. We will also benchmark our systems against non- government organisations as part of the EPMF review.

Internally we are continuing to work with associated business areas to gain process clarity – most notably by reviewing items from the Quality Management System and the EPMF. An informal review of ECM records was also performed this month to better inform content in the gap analysis. The review is due to be completed by the end of March 2021.

We have also done some maintenance work reviewing and updating the Concept & Business Case Assessment Tools, including the creation of a work instruction for administrators and a change to data input processes. These changes should generate an efficiency by reducing the processing time between when assessment rounds close, and when data is available to users.

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DESIGN SERVICES

4.1 Design Summary Report Overview

Design Services commenced and completed several notable design projects during this period being:

Preliminary designs for the next stage of the Pioneer River North shared path and for the continuation of Eimeo Rd shared path to Blacks Beach were received in time for a State Grant February submission for possible construction in 21/22 financial year. These project address gaps in the MRC principal pathway network.

Several detailed design briefs for major projects were sent for consultant offers, the notable being The Northern Beaches Community Hub, The Pioneer Valley Shuttle Access Road supporting the proposed mountain bike trail and The Mirani Community Precinct. These combine Architectural, Landscape and Infrastructure aspects into the plans and cost estimate to support further funding opportunities for community development.

Notable Designs Completed

 Jolimont Ck fishway

 Mackay – Eungella Rd shared path stage 2 at Marian

 Alligator Ck, Mirani, Marian and Blacks Beach reservoir refurbishments.

Notable Designs in Progress:

• Pioneer St and Glenella-Richmond Rd rehabilitation and resurfacing

• Several major culverts across the district

• Northview Park multi-sports precinct Estimating and Specifications

Our team is currently building unit rates and tasks in Benchmark, an off the shelf estimating program. To date we have imported corporate standing offer arrangements into the resource section of benchmark and are building Unit Rates attached to items based on first principles estimating. These will tie into most areas within MRC.

Post construction reviews have been many and varied this month and excellent input and feedback at these meetings is further identifying opportunities for improvement in unit rates. These gaps are being reviewed between Capital Works estimating and specifications and Field Services to be updated in Estimate spreadsheet and re-built based on first principles into Benchmark.

Programming pre-preparation will start for the 2021/2022 program shortly with a second lessons learned workshop within the Design team.

4.2 Survey Office Summary Report Overview

The shortest month of the year was a full one for the survey team with surveys required to inform business cases, water main renewals, and sewer pump station upgrades. The team also completed some survey work to verify existing digital elevation models at Finch Hatton to facilitate preliminary design of the Mountain Bike Trail access road.

Surveys were completed for:

 Sewer Pump Station Refurbishments 20/21 – Admiral Drive, Anne St, Bridge St, Ocean Av, Phillip St, Saunders St, Shakespeare St

 Culvert Replacements – Main St, Bakers Creek and Kellys Rd, Walkerston

 Accessibility improvements – Daly St, Marian and Augusta St, Mirani

 Various Park Upgrades Business Cases

 Sarina Beach North Drainage

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 Water Main Relocation - Sichter St, Sarina

 Midge Point Water Network Upgrade

 Service locations – Lester Hansen St, Fursden St, Hume St, Eimeo Rd

Figure 1: Surveying for preliminary investigations to identify one option for the Finch Hatton Mountain Bike Trail access road

Figure 2: Existing digital elevation model of the hills behind Finch Hatton

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CONTRACT SERVICES

5.1 Boat Ramp and Carpark Extension Projects Overview

Recreational boating and fishing are popular activities in the Mackay Region. Council’s “Mackay Region Recreational Fishing Strategy 2017” highlights recreational fishing infrastructure as an action area, recommending investment in new and upgraded facilities to meet anticipated demand. Given the local demand for boating facilities the standard of these facilities is a regular focus of complaints from members of the public.

Council has progressively been improving boat ramps and associated car parking and access to the relevant standards though grant applications for gazetted ramps or capital works allocations for Council owned facilities.

Council has been able to attract part funding under the Federal Government “Building Better Regions Funding”

grant for improvements to facilities at numerous boat ramp facilities around the Mackay region.

The works involve the overlay and widening of the existing boat ramp, reconstruction of roadway and construction of the carpark at Campwin Beach Boat Ramp, the extension to the existing carparks at Victor Creek and Murray Creek Boat Ramps and upgrading of the Headland Drive carpark and connecting footpath to the boat ramp at Haliday Bay Beach.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Murray Creek, Haliday Bay Carpark & Footpath Construction External Early

April 2021

End of June 2021

$1,129,885 Recently awarded to contractor

Recent Project Activities

Murray Creek, Haliday Bay Carpark & Footpath

 Contractor management plans review complete

 Site works scheduled to commence early April

5.2 Stormwater and Sewer Relining Works 2020/2021 Overview

The Project includes:

• Structural relining of stormwater Reinforced Concrete Pipes (RCP) and Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts (RCBC)

• Structural Relining of sewer gravity mains

These works are located in Mackay, Sarina and surrounding areas.

MRC undertakes ongoing condition assessment by CCTV of both stormwater and sewer networks. CCTV work identifies stormwater and sewer mains requiring rehabilitation by relining.

The cost-effective approach to sewer main renewals and stormwater mains is to insert a structural liner into the existing sewer and stormwater mains. Relining of sewer mains and stormwater drainage strengthens the structure, prevents entry of foreign debris including infestation of tree roots and greatly reduces inflow and infiltration of ground water.

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13 The stormwater drainage conduits to be relined are in the size range of 375 to 1200mm diameter with an approximate length of 1.1km of stormwater Reinforced Concrete Pipes and Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts.

On top of these works, carried over stormwater relining works from 2019/2020 FY will also be carried out under this contract that includes relining of stormwater drainage pipes in the size range of 300 to 1200mm diameter with an approximate total length of 730m.

The 2020/2021 FY package of works includes structural relining of 84 sewer mains totalling approximately 5km in the size range of 150 to 900mm diameter.

The key Project Drivers are:

• Rehabilitation of deteriorating sewer and stormwater mains before structural failure.

• Increasing knowledge of sewer and stormwater mains asset condition and rate of degradation.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Sewer Main Relining

Construction External Early September

2020

Early March

2021

$1,950,000 Relining works are now completed, and some final CCTV and junction works remaining. Anticipated to be completed in early March 2021, weather permitting.

Stormwater Main Relining

Construction External Early October 2020

Early March

2021

$1,357,602 Majority of the Relining activities of Stormwater mains are now completed.

Remaining works anticipated to be

completed in early March 2021, weather permitting.

Stormwater Main Relining (Carried Over from 19/20) Construction External Late

September 2020

Early March

2021

$766,263 Majority of the Relining activities of Stormwater mains are now completed.

Remaining works anticipated to be

completed in early March 2021, weather permitting.

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14 5.3 Resurfacing Reseal Program

Overview

The resurfacing and rehabilitation program comprises resurfacing works on various streets and roads around the region. Resurfacing includes two types of treatments, one being Asphalt on urban streets and roads, the other Bitumen Spray Resealing on rural roads. Resurfacing works are carried out to protect the pavement and extend the road pavement life.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Asphalting Works 2019/2020 Construction External Late

May 2020

December

2020 $2,501,464 Works are complete.

Resealing Works 2019/2020

Construction External Mid October

2020

January 2021

$2,094,923 Completion of remaining Bitumen re-seal works continuing to be affected by weather conditions

Total Resurfacing Reseal Program 2019/2020 $4,596,387

Recent Project Activities

 Asphalt re-surfacing Package works complete

 Bitumen reseal program commenced as scheduled. Completion of remaining site works affected by weather conditions, approximately a week’s worth of work remaining, target now mid-March weather permitting.

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Asphalting Works 2020/2021 Construction External Early

March 2021

Mid June 2021

$2,115,379 Recently awarded to Fulton Hogan.

Resealing Works 2020/2021

Construction External Early March

2021

Mid June 2021

$870,202 Recently awarded to RPQ Mackay Pty Ltd.

Total Resurfacing Reseal Program 2020/2021 $2,985,581

Recent Project Activities

 Evaluation of tender submissions for the FY2020/2021 Resurfacing program has been completed.

Contracts for asphalt re-surfacing and bitumen re-seals have been awarded to Fulton Hogan and RPQ respectively, with works scheduled to be completed by end of FY.

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15 5.4 Caping Road, Bloomsbury Bridge Replacement

Overview

The Caping Road timber bridge crossing is located on the O’Connell River approximately 9km north of Bloomsbury. It is a low-level river crossing servicing an isolated agricultural community with the bridge regularly inundated preventing access. During inundation the bridge is regularly damaged. A recent condition assessment found several components in poor condition requiring replacement. It was determined to construct a new bridge to replace the existing floodway crossing. The new structure is designed to cater for a Q100 flood event with overtopping to occur infrequently and once completed will significantly improve the level of service to impacted residents with improvements to freight efficiency for market access by graziers.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction External Late November

2020

Late April 2021

$1,381,339 Construction commenced in late November 2020 and progressed well until the Christmas shutdown. However, progress has been impacted by recent wet weather, however still on track to complete by end of April 2021.

Recent Project Activities

 Piling works completed and both the abutments have been constructed

 Approach floodway works commenced

5.5 Park Improvement Projects Overview

Council is delivering a program of Park renewals for the community to provide well designed parks and open space networks which cater for the changing needs of the community and to promote outdoor social and recreational activities.

The equipment in the playgrounds has been in service for more than the prescribed operational life and has been assessed as requiring replacement. Work in these parks includes the replacement and/or adjustment to the softfall edging, softfall depth and/or sub-soil drainage servicing these playgrounds as well as hard landscaping and soft landscaping, to various extents depending on the park.

The Park upgrades are at various locations within the region including, Sarina, South Mackay, Eimeo, Ooralea, Marian and Shoal Point.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Brownsey Court Park

Construction External Mid November

2020

Early March 2021

$352,467 Earthworks and landscaping in progress, trees planted but grass installation has been impacted by inclement weather (rain).

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16 Ron Anderson Park & Busuttin Drive Park

Construction External Mid November

2020

End of February 2021

$494,981 Majority of works completed ahead of schedule for Ron Anderson & Busuttin Parks and both open to the public.

Canecutters Park

Construction External January

2021 Stage 1

End of April 2021

Stage 2

End of June 2021

$670,999 Removal of existing play equipment completed, and site work commenced

Nell Baker Park

Construction External Mid February

2021

End of April 2021

$450,417 Work commenced on site mid-February as scheduled.

12/02/2021, concrete slabs and trees removed,

excavation to new softfall area progressing.

Cone Street Park

Construction External Early March

2021

End of April 2021

$347,001 Contractor expected to commence on site early March.

Recent Project Activities Brownsey Court Park

 Picnic shelter installation substantially complete, some additional battens required currently being manufactured.

 Site earthworks complete, trees planted but grass installation has been affected by wet weather.

 Project schedule delayed due to inclement weather (rain).

 Handover inspection now expected to occur early in March

Figure 3: Picnic shelters installed Fgiure 4: Earthworks and tree planting complete

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17 Ron Anderson and Busuttin Park

 Works mostly completed prior to Christmas which allowed the parks to be opened to the public.

 One outstanding swing is to be installed on or about 25th February to finish off the works at Ron Anderson Park.

 Busuttin Park is completed, however there is an outstanding minor compliance issue with the roof clearance height which is currently being addressed.

Canecutters Drive Park

 Contractor established on site

 Removal of old equipment completed.

 New learn to ride path completed.

 Soft fall edges and fencing works in progress.

 Project scope increased. Stage 1 is expected to be complete by end of April 2021. Stage 2 is expected to be completed by end of June 2021.

Figured 5 & 6: Siteworks in progress Nell Baker Park

 Playground equipment and playground shelter procurement completed delivered in February.

 Works on site commence. Concrete slabs and trees removed, excavation to new softfall area progressing.

 Project currently on schedule to meet completion date

Figures 7 & 8: Earthworks in progress Cone Street Park

 Tender evaluation completed and Contract awarded

 Contractor currently working on the management plans

 Playground equipment procurement in progress, due for delivery end of February.

 Possible increase in Scope being considered by Parks.

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18 5.6 Koumala Water Quality Upgrade – Water Treatment Plant

Overview

This project comprises the construction of new water treatment plant in Koumala, Water Tower Road.

The proposed project works includes the direct treatment of raw water being softened with the use of an ion exchange softening process.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction External Mid December

2020

Early December

2021

$2,563,301.00 Recently awarded to Clean Teq Water and design commenced.

Works currently progressing as planned.

Funds have been obtained from 2019-21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

Recent Project Activities

 Procurement process completed and contract awarded to Clean Teq Water

 30% treatment plant design reviewed

 Safety in Design and design review workshop scheduled for 4 March 2021

Figure 9: Location of proposed Water Treatment Plant in Koumala

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19 5.7 Yakapari Seaforth Road Shared Path Stage 1 - Seaforth Reservoir Road to Aviland Drive

Overview

This project comprises the construction of Stage 1 of a shared pathway from the existing path end in front of Seaforth State School to Aviland Drive. The shared pathway will provide greater connectivity and safety for school students and residents along Yakapari Seaforth Road.

Mackay Regional Council has been successful in obtaining ‘Works for Queensland’ Funding to contribute towards this pathway project.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction External Early February

2021

End of May 2021

$697,233.98 Tender awarded to Haber Excavations.

Work on site commenced.

Currently on track to complete as scheduled.

Recent Project Activities

 Site establishment has been completed and earthworks commenced.

Figure 10: Earthwork footpath formation

5.8 Pioneer River, Estuary Fish Habitat Improvement Project Overview

This project is aimed at enhancing recreational and tourist fishing experiences via complex marine habitat installations adjacent to three designated fishing platforms in Mackay’s Pioneer River. The three locations are adjacent to the Bridge Road, Brisbane Street, and Carlyle Street fishing platforms which are linked by the Bluewater Trail.

These platforms are currently well utilised by local fishing families and tourists. However, the majority of fish caught from these platforms are small. The proposed artificial reef sites are within the casting range of these

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20 fishing platforms, which make them readily accessible to children, families, retirees, and persons with disabilities.

Increasing the habitat complexity by installing artificial reefs will attract greater numbers of larger fish and more desirable species from these platforms. The Habitat Reefs are made from environmentally friendly concrete.

Over time the habitat reefs will become indistinguishable due to the rapid growth of reef building marine organisms, adding further habitat and biodiversity to the reef.

The work will be broken up into two separable portions as detailed below:

Separable

Portion A Site 2 & 3 (Bridge Road, Brisbane Street fishing platforms) are part of the Priority Development Area and a Decision Notice (DA Approval) POW-2019-2.

Separable

Portion B Site 1 (Carlyle Street fishing platform) as per Decision Notice (DA Approval) PTW-2020-5.

This project is partly funded by Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland COVID program and partly funded by Mackay Regional Council.

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21 Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion Date Budget Comments Construction External March

2021 Separable

Portion A End of April 2021 Separable Portion B

Early May 2021

$503,797 Tender evaluation in progress

Recent Project Activities

 Tender evaluation in progress.

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MAJOR PROJECTS

6.1 Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails Overview

The Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trail Project is currently in concept phase with many components of the project currently in progress.

Finch Hatton Trail Head master plan

Council is currently progressing the master plan for the Finch Hatton Trail Head. The master plan is being developed with engagement from the World Trail, the MTB Alliance, the Finch Hatton community and will be promoted online for wider community feedback.

The concepts for the trail head include a pump track, toilets, showers, bike racks, access to the site, trails, parking, event and camping space, and open recreational space.

An integral part of the master plan is strong linkage to the Finch Hatton township, this has been incorporated into all master plan concepts.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Planning External/

Internal November

2020 June2021 N/A Draft concepts completed

for consultation.

Cattle Creek Mill building refurbishment

The existing Cattle Creek Mill building on the trail head was constructed in 1957-1959 by workers on the mill site and council intends to retain and refurbish the historical building. A structural report was completed on the building and determined the building requires removal of asbestos, roof repairs and cosmetic upgrades.

The historical elements of this building will be retained where practical and any repairs/ replacements required will be done so in a way to retain the historical nature of the building.

The final uses for the building are yet to be determined and will likely develop with the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails project.

Environmental and Cultural Heritage studies

Council have commenced the environmental and cultural heritage studies for the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails project. The process involves preliminary desktop studies, field studies and surveys, the delivery of an environmental and cultural heritage assessment report (stage 1 and 2) and the application of relevant approvals identified throughout the process (stage 3).

This process will investigate any environmental and cultural heritage impacts the project may have and provide advice on managing any potential risks identified.

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction External End of March 2021

July 2021 TBD Building works currently with local contractors for quotation.

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23 6.2 Patch Street & Cyril McKie Court Reconstruction

Overview

Shadforth Civil Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to perform the rehabilitation Works to upgrade Patch Street and Cyril McKie Court in Sarina. Works include the relocation of underground services, reconstruction of the subgrade, pavement, asphalt and kerb and channel.

The work is occurring in a busy industrial estate and careful consideration has been given to the Shadforth.

Traffic Management Plan to ensure all businesses within the estate remain to accessible during the project.

The project has funding of $274,306 from the Roads to Recovery Fund.

Project Status

Early Works already completed include relocation of underground communication lines by Telstra and NBN and the watermain has also been replaced by Council’s water team.

Work commenced last week with Shadforth establishing a site office and compound. This week has seen work commence on removal and replacement of stormwater pipes along the easement on the eastern side of Patch Street.

The project is due for completion late May 2021, weather permitting

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments Construction External February

2021

May 2021

$2.2M Project works have commenced.

Figure 11: Stages of works Figure 12: Works in progress

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion Date Budget Comments Environmental

Assessment External Stages 1 & 2 February 2021

Stage 3 September 2021

Stages 1 & 2 August 2021

Stage 3 TBC

$350,000 Engagement of environmental and cultural heritage consultant complete.

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24 6.3 Mackay Northern Entry Landscaping

Overview

To enhance the northern entry into Mackay, the newly constructed roundabout at the junction of the Bruce Highway and the Mackay Ring Road at Glenella will undergo extensive landscaping and revegetation. Signage welcoming motorists to Mackay has already been installed.

Over 9000 shrubs will be planted including 42 Grass Trees, an irrigation system is to be installed and a solar lighting system will be installed to illuminate the Welcome to Mackay sign.

The project has funding from Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) of $360,000 and a further

$283,678 from the Federal government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure fund.

Project Status

Early work to install the “Welcome to Mackay” sign was completed in January.

The Contract for the Landscaping works has been awarded to Urbanscape & Construction Pty Ltd with work due to commence early March and be completed by June 2021, weather permitting.

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments Construction External March

2021

June 2021

$700k Welcome sign installed.

Landscaping contract awarded.

Figure 13: Welcome to Mackay Sign

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FIELD SERVICES

7.1 Schapers Rd Pavement Rehab Overview

The existing pavement on Schapers Road is characterised by, longitudinal cracking, rutting and patch repairs.

The project scope consists of the reconstructing sections of the existing pavement before foam bitumen stabilising the full pavement width between Pioneer St and Davey St. This works will improve pavement life and reduce maintenance of the existing road.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction Internal Late Jan 2021

Mid April 2021

$2,714,794 A complaint was received from a member of public regarding traffic on Vassallo Dr in early February. A speed display trailer was installed, and no further concerns have been raised.

No concerns with budget at this stage.

Construction still on track for original completion date at this stage.

Recent Project Activities

 Pavement reconstruction works between Pioneer St and Ribbon Crt is complete.

 Second section of pavement reconstruction works, at the Windsor St intersection is nearly complete

 Foam bitumen stabilisation will be commencing early March.

Figure 14: Temporary seal on reconstructed section looking towards Pioneer St.

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26 Figure 15: Reconstructed pavement between Windsor Crt and Royal Blvd

7.2 Smith-Cross Road Culvert Upgrade, Smith Deveraux Creek Overview

The project is a Works for Queensland (W4Q) funded project and consists of the upgrade of two individual causeways which currently have small diameter, low flow culverts. The upgrade in both locations includes an increased hydraulic capacity by installing large box culverts. The increased capacity will raise the flow to a compliant Q2 rain event and allow emergency vehicles to traverse the location up to a Q5 event meaning the culverts should not be submerged as frequently and if they are submerged, it will be for a shorter period of time. The culverts will be topped with a concrete base course and concrete batters for additional scour protection as well as revegetation of the batters both up and downstream.

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction Internal Mid July 2020

Mid March 2021

$1,458,309 Wet weather has caused further delays during February, with the final pavement seal installed late Feb. Contractor availability has pushed revegetation works into March.

Variations still to be submitted for recent subgrade rectification works. Additional funds will be required for this project.

Recent Project Activities

 Pavement approaches completed for both sites, with bitumen seal completed on 23/02/2021.

 Site 1 (eastern culvert) awaiting landscaping.

 Site 2 (western culvert) awaiting landscaping and property fence reinstatement.

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27 Figure 16: Site 1 – Completed awaiting landscaping

Figure 17: Site 2 - Completed awaiting landscaping

7.3 Ball Bay Road Reconstruction, Ch700 to Haliday Bay Intersection Overview

The project scope consists of an upgrade to the existing drainage and pavement on Ball Bay Road between Cape Hillsborough Road and Haliday Bay Road. The drainage component includes the upgrade of 15 property accesses and 8 culvert road crossings while for the pavement, the shoulders of the road are to be widened to allow for an increased width of bitumen seal. The project is partially funded through the Department of Transport & Main Roads (DTMR) Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

Project Status

Activity Delivery Start Date Completion

Date Budget Comments

Construction Internal Late May 2020

Feb 2021

$3,388,134 Contractor availability pushed final completion out to late February.

No budget issues currently forecast

No issues to date with the local residents or general public.

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28 Recent Project Activities

 Rectification of local scouring in the swale drains after the recent weather events was completed.

 Hydro-mulching of swale drains completed

 Minor concrete kerb installed at Haliday Bay intersection

 Sealing of minor accesses completed

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