Wongawilli Access Project

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Wongawilli Road looking east

Stage 1 of the Wongawilli Access Project aims to ensure Wongawilli has the necessary infrastructure to support its growing population, reduce flood risks and increase safety approaching the rail crossing. It includes improving stormwater management, widening Wongawilli Road, building a shared path on the northern side of the road and landscaping from the Wongawilli mine entrance to the Shone Avenue intersection. It forms part of our West Dapto Access Strategy.

You can sign up to receive email updates about the project or take a look at the latest in our news feed below.

For background on the project, please view the Frequently Asked Questions, Documents, Important Links and Photos on this page.

Funding for Stage 1 of this project has come from developer contributions under the West Dapto, (Section 94) Development Contributions Plan; Federal Government Grant for Building Better Regional Cities; and, State Government NSW Restart Resources for Regions program.

For further information: Email: engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or Call: (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.

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Stage 1 of the Wongawilli Access Project aims to ensure Wongawilli has the necessary infrastructure to support its growing population, reduce flood risks and increase safety approaching the rail crossing. It includes improving stormwater management, widening Wongawilli Road, building a shared path on the northern side of the road and landscaping from the Wongawilli mine entrance to the Shone Avenue intersection. It forms part of our West Dapto Access Strategy.

You can sign up to receive email updates about the project or take a look at the latest in our news feed below.

For background on the project, please view the Frequently Asked Questions, Documents, Important Links and Photos on this page.

Funding for Stage 1 of this project has come from developer contributions under the West Dapto, (Section 94) Development Contributions Plan; Federal Government Grant for Building Better Regional Cities; and, State Government NSW Restart Resources for Regions program.

For further information: Email: engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or Call: (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.

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  • Works update 1 April 2021

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    As today’s our last day before the Easter break, we’re providing an update before we head off. We’ll be back on-site next Wednesday 7 April.

    Kerb and gutter installation - north side between Jersey Farm Road and Smiths Lane

    We completed pouring the kerb and gutter yesterday and the crew has begun to install drainage grates and lintels here as well. After the break we’ll be back to finalise these grates and lintels. We’ll then be able to start on the concrete shared path and localised landscaping. We’ll speak to affected residents closer to the time, towards the end of April.

    Culverts near Shone Avenue Intersection

    Cadifern have completed the base slab for the next section of culverts today. The culverts will be arriving on site next Wednesday. Once these are in place we'll back fill around the culverts and move on to the connection to the new trunk drainage line.

    Endeavour Energy to install Tiger Tails on overhead power lines – 7 April

    Endeavour Energy will be installing tiger tails – which are a black and yellow striped covering, on the overhead power lines crossing Wongawilli Road between Smiths Lane and Shone Avenue. Traffic controls will be in place for part of the day when works are occurring.

    Jersey Farm Road intersection

    Construction works will also start at the Jersey Farm Road intersection after we come back from the Easter break.

    Trunk Drainage Works - south side between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane

    Cadifern Civil will be undertaking these essential works before we can install kerb and gutter and driveways along this section of road. The drainage works will involve very deep excavation work and include eight road crossings to pits on the northern side. Works are expected to start shortly after Easter, beginning from the Shone Avenue end of the site and working back towards the Smiths Lane intersection. Due to the deep excavation required for the drainage and the complexity of having to work around existing services, the drainage works are expected to take around 3 months to complete, weather permitting. We chatted with residents along here this week to discuss what these works will mean for them.

    Have a safe and happy Easter break. See you when we get back!


  • Works update 29 March 2021

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    Managing the wet weather

    We’ve temporarily installed a pump to divert stormwater flows to manage the wet weather and prevent further minor delays to the project. We’re also continuing with installation of the subsoil drainage to ensure any unwanted groundwater is removed from the road pavement.


    Kerb and gutter installation - north side between Jersey Farm Road and Smiths Lane

    The concrete foundation for kerb and gutter is under construction in preparation for the installation of kerb and gutter on the northern side, which is scheduled for this Wednesday 31 March.

    Culverts near Shone Avenue

    Cadifern are back on site this week following delays last week with the weather. They're working to prepare the base slabs for the culverts which should be poured before Easter, weather permitting. The next culvert delivery is expected after Easter on Wednesday 7 April.


    Trunk Drainage works - south side between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane

    Cadifern has been awarded the contract for the trunk drainage installation works between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane. We'll be touching base with affected residents this week about these upcoming works. We'll be able to provide more details on the program next week.

    Easter Break

    Council staff will be off-site from Good Friday on 2 April and returning on Wednesday 7 April.

  • Works update 24 March 2021

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    Successful water main connection

    The water main connection last Wednesday was completed despite the wet weather. Once the weather improves we'll be working to prepare for the removal of the old main and for the next installation of culverts.

    Kerb and gutter preparations works – north side between Jersey Farm Road and Smiths Lane

    Wet weather permitting, our crews will be working to complete the storm water connections between Wongawilli Road and the existing subdivision drainage system. Installation of subsoil drainage is underway in preparation for the kerb construction and road stabilisation. We're also working through the pits on the southern side of the road installing storm water grates and lintels.

    Trunk Drainage Works - south side between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane

    We'll soon be engaging a contractor to undertake trunk drainage works between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane. We'll let the community know more as soon as we can.


  • Works update 15 March 2021

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    Water main connection this Wednesday night

    The water main connection is booked for this Wednesday night from 9.00 PM. Cadifern will be on site this week preparing for these works. Following the connection we'll be removing the old main and installing the remainder of the culverts.

    Kerb and gutter preparation works - north side between Jersey Farm Road and Smiths Lane

    Our crews are continuing to work on the construction of pits and lintels along Wongawilli Road between Jersey Farm Road and Smiths Lane in preparation for the kerb and gutter works.

    Upcoming storm water works - south side between Smiths Lane and Shone Avenue

    We're reviewing quotes for the trunk drainage works between Smiths Lane and Shone Avenue that will be undertaken by a contractor. We'll provide further details about these works as they come to hand. We'll be working closely with residents along this section of Wongawilli Road to ensure impacts are kept to a minimum.


  • Works update 9 March 2021

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    Water main connection confirmed for Wednesday 17 March

    Sydney Water has advised the water main connection date will be Wednesday 17 March 2021. The shutdown will start in the evening from 9pm and Sydney Water will notify affected residents beforehand. The work will be happening towards Shone Avenue, under traffic control. Residents may see and hear a minor amount of construction lighting and noise.

    Once we have completed the water main connection we’ll be able to remove the temporary pipes then install the remainder of the culverts which will be the base of the new road. We’re aiming to have this work completed by Easter.

    North side drainage works and preparation for kerb and gutter

    Our crews are continuing to work on the drainage on the northern side of Wongawilli Road between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road. This includes the installation of pits, pipes and preparation for kerb and gutter.

  • Works update 1 March 2021

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    Our crews have completed the road drainage crossings and have started drainage works on the north side of Wongawilli Road between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road.

    Towards Shone Avenue, we received the first delivery of culverts last Friday. We'll be working this week to finish culvert installation and back-filling on the north side of the road. We'll also be undertaking some preparation works on the south side of the culverts for the temporary realignment of the road during the water main connection. We are expecting the confirmed water main connection date back from Sydney Water shortly.



  • Works update 25 February 2021

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    Following Monday night’s Council decision, stormwater works between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane will be fast-tracked. We’re now working through quotes and aim to have these works started by the successful contractor in April. And while we’re still waiting to hear back from Sydney Water about the confirmed connection date for the water main, if the weather holds, we expect delivery of the culverts tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted.

    Despite the wet weather we’ve had, our crews are continuing with stormwater pipe installation in preparation for kerb and gutter works on the north side of Wongawilli Road. We’re also on track with road surface works between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road.


  • Works update 22 February 2021

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    This week our crews are continuing road drainage crossings between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road. We’re also continuing works at the intersection of Jersey Farm Road.

    We're happy to let you know that our Open Spaces and Environment team are sourcing street trees following discussions with property owners on the south side of Wongawilli Road. We'll let you know when these are ready to be planted.

    Cadifern have continued with preparation works at the culverts near Shone Avenue. We have pre-connection testing taking place this week with Sydney Water. Once this is completed we'll receive a connection date from Sydney Water. We'll be receiving the delivery of culverts this week, weather permitting, and these will be placed on to the prepared slabs. We'll then need to slightly realign the temporary road over the culverts, to ensure two-lane access is maintained during the water main connection works. We’ll keep you posted.


  • Works update 16 February 2021

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    This week our crews are continuing road drainage crossings between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road. We're also continuing works at the Jersey Farm Road intersection.

    Towards Shone Avenue, Cadifern completed the first section of the base slabs. With good weather we hope to have the culverts for this section installed next week.

    We're still waiting for the confirmed water main connection date from Sydney Water. The final pre-connection testing will be undertaken next week. We'll keep the community updated on how we're progressing.

  • Works update 8 February 2021

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    This week our crews are continuing with kerb and gutter and stormwater works at the Jersey Farm Road intersection and we’ll also be starting road drainage crossings here.

    We’ll be undertaking road widening towards Shone Avenue, to ensure 2-way traffic is maintained during upcoming watermain connection works. We’re still waiting on a connection date from Sydney Water.

    Cadifern will be on site starting works for the culvert installation near Shone Avenue.


Page last updated: 21 Mar 2022, 02:53 PM