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.

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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 12 January 2021

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    12 Jan 2021
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    Our works crews and project team are back! Happy New Year Wongawilli!

    Our primary focus for the coming month is to address the intersection at Jersey Farm Road. We have more stormwater pits and pipes to install, as well as road pavement and kerb and gutter construction.

    We will also be tidying up some private stormwater connections and Telstra pit adjustments on the southern side of Wongawilli Road.

    Cadifern are also back in action. They're currently working on the transition pieces, which connect the new and old water main sections. We're working towards getting testing and connection dates from Sydney Water by the end of this month.

  • That's a wrap for 2020 works ... and Season's Greetings!

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    22 Dec 2020
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    Last week our works crews completed restoration works of the pavement at the Smiths Lane and Wongawilli Road intersection and at the temporary diversion road near the culverts towards Shone Avenue. These are interim works and we'll be coming back to finalise the road levels early next year.

    Turf has been laid at Wongawilli Road and the crews have tidied up the site in preparation for the Christmas Shutdown.

    We thank the Wongawilli community for their feedback, cooperation and support during the many challenges we all faced in 2020. From our families to yours, we wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year. You'll see us back on-site in early January 2021.



  • Night works at Smiths Lane intersection - Thursday 17 December 2020

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    16 Dec 2020

    Asphalt Resurfacing Night Works tomorrow

    Essential asphalt resurfacing works will occur tomorrow night at the Smiths Lane and Wongawilli Road intersection and at the temporary diversion road near the culverts towards Shone Avenue. This work is taking place at night to minimise impacts for road users. Traffic controllers will be on-site with some minor detours in place during the works. While we had hoped to obtain approvals from Sydney Water to lift the manhole lids at the Smiths Lane intersection during resurfacing works, these have yet to be provided. Given repairs are urgently needed, we decided to move ahead with resurfacing works and return to the intersection at a later date to lift the manhole lids.

    In other news: south side driveways, storm water connections and turf!

    We're happy to let you know that today, despite the weather, we poured the concrete for the final two driveways on the south side of Wongawilli Road. Our plumber is on-site and will complete all storm water connections from residential properties by Thursday. Turf was scheduled for Thursday but will now be arriving on Friday due to the wet weather.


  • Works update 14 December 2020

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    14 Dec 2020
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    Civil Works

    This week our two works crews will be restoring southern side property frontages. This includes work on driveways, stormwater connections and backfilling and turf behind the new kerb and gutter.

    Service Works - Water main near Shone Avenue

    Good progress with trenching works was made last week in preparation for the second water main installation near Shone Avenue. While the wet weather forecast isn't ideal, work on the water main installation will forge ahead whenever possible. We're hoping to have the water main installed before Christmas, to seek connection approval in the early New Year.


  • Works Update 10 December 2020

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    10 Dec 2020
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    Heavy vehicle cartage

    We’ve just been advised that cartage of material into the new Wongawilli subdivision, which was meant to start on 30 November 2020, was delayed and will now start from today, 10 December 2020. Truck movements will continue until 21 December 2020. Our crews will monitor traffic to ensure the safety of residents and workers.

    Updated Construction Program

    The community asked us to provide an easy read version of our construction program to clearly show project timelines and key milestones. Please see the latest Construction Program for Wongawilli as at December 2020. We regularly update this program to keep the community informed. All documents are also found in the "Documents" section of this webpage.


  • Works Update 8 December 2020

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    08 Dec 2020
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    This week our crews are working on driveway connections following the completion of kerb and gutter works last week. Works include reinstatement of storm water outlets in the new kerb and gutter. Once the driveways are complete we'll undertake some minor landscaping works to tidy up before the Christmas break.

    Cadifern are back on site and have restarted trenching for the water main near Shone Avenue. We'll be making good use of the weather to complete as much of this work as we can.



  • Water main leak has been repaired

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    03 Dec 2020
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    We're happy to let you know that Sydney Water repaired the leaking water main near Shone Avenue today. This means Cadifern will be back on site next week to restart the new water main works.

  • Works Update 2 December 2020

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    02 Dec 2020
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    With stormwater works finished along the south side of Wongawilli Road, between Smiths Lane and Jersey Farm Road, our crews are now busy installing kerb and gutter ready in time for Christmas. We’re working with residents to manage vehicle access to properties during these works. We’ll also undertake minor landscaping to tidy things up, between the newly installed concrete kerb to property boundaries on the south side of Wongawilli Road.

    We’re also working to get a better outcome at the Smiths Lane and Wongawilli Road intersection. While road maintenance was planned for last week, we’re working with Sydney Water to obtain approvals to raise the pits at the same time. This will provide a better finish. We’ll notify affected residents via a letter box drop prior to works, which should be finished by Christmas. Works will be undertaken by a contractor on Council’s behalf.

    Water main works near Shone Avenue remain on hold, awaiting Sydney Water repairs to the leaking main. Works will restart as soon as repairs are complete. We’ll keep you posted.

    As Council shuts down between Christmas and New Year, our last day on site this year will be Wednesday 23 December 2020. Until then, we’ll be hard at work. We’ll be back on Monday 4 January 2021 to start stormwater crossing and connection works to the main trunk line.

    Kerb preparation

  • Works Update 26 November 2020

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    26 Nov 2020

    Update: Leaking water main

    Sydney Water has attended site today and confirmed that the existing high pressure water main is leaking and have logged repair works as a high priority. While a timeframe for the works is not currently confirmed, Council and Cadifern will continue to work with Sydney Water to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Trenching works for the new watermain will restart when the repairs are complete and it is safe to do so.

    On track with other works

    On a more positive note, our crews are on track with the main trunk drainage immediately east of Jersey Farm Road and they’ve also been hard at preparations for December's kerb and gutter works.

    Construction Program for Wongawilli Upgrade

    The community asked us to provide an easy read version of our construction program to clearly show project timelines and key milestones. Please see Construction Program for Wongawilli as at November 2020. We'll regularly update this program to keep the community informed. All documents are found in the "Documents" section of this webpage.


  • Resolving water main leakage before trench works continue – Shone Avenue end

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    25 Nov 2020

    Expected trenching works will not be proceeding today due to a suspected leak on the existing high pressure water main. Sydney Water has been contacted to rectify the issue. Cadifern will start trenching works as soon as it is safe to do so. We’ll keep the community updated as soon as we know more.