There's some exciting projects happening across our area and here's some of the major ones:
Brolga Place redevelopment
Brolga Place in Coleambally is the hub for shopping and community gatherings in Coleambally.
It is proposed to redevelop this important community hub and Council has worked hard with the Chamber of Commerce, businesses and community groups to develop a concept that is support from all areas of the community.
Council called for tenders in June 2020 to design and construct the Brolga Place redevelopment. The tenders will be assessed at the August Council Meeting.
Bencubbin Avenue reconstruction, Coleambally
This project is extremely important for Coleambally as Bencubbin Avenue is a major arterial road in Coleambally's industrial estate.
This project will be funded through a number of sources: Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program ($626,000), Stronger Communities Fund ($750,000) and the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ($1,008,021). Murrumbidgee Council will also contribute to the project.
Council is currently finalising the design for the design for the project.
Coleambally Sporting Precinct redevelopment
Coleambally Sporting Precinct will be one of the premier sporting facilities in the area when it's redevelopment is complete.
The redevelopment is being undertaken in two stages. Stage two is now underway, which includes the construction of new player and umpire change rooms and amenities, upgrades to the existing Clubhouse including the amenities and scorer’s box. It will also see additions to the netball change rooms, including upgraded amenities and a gymnasium.
The project is funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Round 2, Stronger Communities Fund grants, and a proposed contribution from AFL NSW.
Subject to funding capabilities, alterations and additions are also proposed to the existing squash courts.
Council has awarded the tender for the redevelopment project to Kennedy Builders Pty Ltd at a cost of $1,889,646 (GST inclusive).
Work started in late July 2020 and is expected to be completed in March 2021.
Following the announcement of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 3, upgrades and additions are planned for the youth hall and cricket nets.
Stage one of the precinct redevelopment was completed in March 2020. It included a new $434,400 amenities building and junior change rooms at Number 2 oval. This part of the redevelopment was funded by the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1 and Stronger Communities Fund.
Darlington Point Boat Ramp and Floating Pontoon
This $1.1 million project will see a new boat ramp and floating pontoon built on the southern side of the Murrumbidgee River, opposite the Darlington Point Caravan Park and adjacent to the Darlington Point flood levee bank. The project is funded through a $450,000 grant through the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program, with the remainder funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
Works in the water and the construction of the pontoon have commenced. The project is expected to be completed in late September 2020.
Darlington Point Sports Facilities Upgrade
This project involves extensive improvements to the Darlington Point Oval change rooms, including adding female change rooms (funded by NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1 and Stronger Communities Fund). It also involves upgrading the existing toilets, kitchen and men’s change rooms and further renovations of grounds and equipment (funded by Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2, Stronger Communities Fund and contribution levies provided by the Darlington Point Solar Farm project). The building project is expected to be completed in late July 2020.
Darlington Point Lions Club toilet block and display
This project costing $580,712 will result in a new purpose built toilet block and display area for historic items. The new amenities will also provide storage facilities for the local Lions Club. The project is progressing well. Building of the new block will be completed expected to be completed in mid-July. Demolition of the old amenities block will then begin. Funding for this project has been provided by the Stronger Communities Fund grant.
Jerilderie Preschool Long Day Care development
This facility will provide a new purpose built early education facility to accommodate both a preschool program and long day care. Still in the planning phase, the project is awaiting Crown Lands approval for the facility to be built on the site of the old tennis courts at Elliott Park. This project has been funded by Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2 and Stronger Communities Fund grants.
Jerilderie Pool upgrade
This $1.96 million project involves the replacement of the 25 metre pool, the toddler and baby pool area. The new complex will be a major improvement on the current one that is aged and no longer meets current health and safety requirements. Demolition and excavation has been completed and the site is now being prepared. The new complex is scheduled to open for the next swimming season in November 2020. This development is funded by Stronger Country Communities Round 2 and Stronger Communities Fund grants.
New cattle feedlot - Beefcorp Farms Pty Ltd
Beefcorp Pty Ltd will build a new $3.4 million feedlot in Logie Brae. It will have a capacity of 7,680 cattle and will specialise in high quality wagyu beef. The proposal was approved at the March Council meeting.