Wongawilli Access Project

Published 15:37 - 15/10/2020 Updated 13:49 - 10/05/2021

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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 19 July 2021

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    Construction on pause - Updated Covid 19 Public Health Order

    Over the weekend there was a further tightening of NSW Health restrictions in response to continued high numbers of community transmission of the Covid-19 Delta variant. In compliance with the updated Public Health Order, only repair and critical maintenance of our services will continue, to ensure safe environments for our community and crews.

    What this means for Wongawilli

    With construction on pause at Wongawilli Road, staff will carry out some minor works to secure the site and install pedestrian access to properties over the next couple of days. Where possible vehicle access will be temporarily reinstated to properties. We'll continue to monitor the site and carry out any necessary work to ensure the site is safe and accessible while the shut down is in place.

    Major milestone - new storm water management now live

    Last week Cadifern completed the final connection of the main trunk drainage which means all storm water captured will now be diverted to the outlet at Wongawilli Ponds. Once work sites reopen, Cadifern will recommence works at the culverts and at drainage road crossings.

    Update on kerb and gutter and driveways

    Last week we poured about 150 metres of kerb and gutter between Smiths Lane and Shone Avenue on the northern side of Wongawilli Road then started on vehicle entries/driveways. Once construction opens up again our works crews will focus on the remainder of kerb and gutter, vehicle entries/driveways and storm-water pits on the southern side of Wongawilli Road. We'll work with residents at that time to manage parking and access.

    Update on Bankbook Drive

    Works have been completed at the intersection of Bankbook Drive and Wongawilli Road. This is now ready for the final asphalt seal, scheduled for August.

    Stay safe everyone!

  • Works update 12 July 2021

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    Culverts and trunk drainage connections - near Shone Avenue

    Cadifern are now onsite at Shone Avenue/Wongawilli Road culverts. They will spend the next 3 weeks installing the remaining culverts and trunk drainage storm water pipes. Public pedestrian access through this site has been maintained via a temporary concrete path on the southern side of the road/culvert.

    Kerb and gutter pour - from Smiths Lane on Thursday 15 July

    Council staff are preparing to pour concrete kerb and gutter at Wongawilli Road from the Smiths Lane intersection, scheduled for Thursday 15 July. We'll need all residents to remove their vehicles from the road reserve/nature strip prior to works on the day. This is to allow access for concrete trucks while the concrete pour takes place. We'll work with residents to help ensure that vehicles are temporarily relocated on the day.

    Kerb and gutter - from Bankbook Drive intersection in preparation for final asphalt seal

    We've also installed kerb and gutter to formalise the intersection of Bankbook Drive and Wongawilli Road. This is in preparation for the final asphalt seal on Wongawilli Road from Smiths Lane west to Bankbook Drive which will take place in August. The asphalt seal will then allow for parking lane traffic islands and line-marking to be installed along this section of Wongawilli Road.


  • Works update 5 July 2021

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    Newly aligned temporary access road working well

    Traffic is now running smoothly over the newly sealed temporary road at the culverts. This arrangement will allow for future staged road construction and drainage works on the southern side of Wongawilli Road.

    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Kerb and gutter construction is progressing between Smiths Lane and Shone Avenue, beginning with excavations. Once kerb and gutter has been installed, driveways will be constructed. We expect this work to take about 6-8 weeks, with good weather. There may be short periods when parking and access will be affected. We'll work with residents to manage temporary arrangements during construction.

    Culverts and trunk drainage connections

    Cadifern are working on final drainage connections at the Smiths Lane intersection. They will then continue with the culvert installation and final trunk drainage connections over the next 4-6 weeks.

  • Works update 28 June 2021

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    Covid-19 Update

    Council provides essential services to the community including our civil works. Works will continue at Wongawilli in compliance with the updated Covid-19 Public Health Order. However, some of our other services will be changed temporarily due to Covid-19.

    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    New temporary road access: Last Friday Boral completed asphalt works to the new pavement alignment at the culverts and traffic switched over under traffic control. Electronic signage will remain in place for a week while motorists and residents get used to the changes.

    Culvert works: This week Cadifern will access the site at the culverts to start drainage works with connections to trunk drainage and culvert cells.

    Driveway, stormwater and kerb and gutter works: This week Council crews will vacate the culverts site and focus on the construction of kerb and gutter, driveways and stormwater pits between Shone Avenue and Smiths Lane.

    Jersey Farm Road

    Jersey Farm Road opened to traffic following last week's asphalt works undertaken by Boral.





  • Works update 21 June 2021

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    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Council staff have been constructing the new temporary access road near the culverts at Shone Avenue. This new road layout will enable Cadifern to complete the final installation and connections of drainage culverts and main trunk drainage stormwater pipes.

    We're still on track to have Boral onsite this Friday 25 June to undertake asphalt works and to switch vehicle travel lanes to the new alignment. There will be minor traffic delays while this work takes place.

    Works will start to ramp up from next Monday 28, once the new road alignment is running, with both Cadifern and Council crews progressing into the next stage of construction.

    Jersey Farm Road to Smiths Lane

    We anticipate the final asphalt works on Jersey Farm Road will be completed late this week, at the same time as the temporary road asphalt works are being undertaken near Shone Avenue.

  • Works update 16 June 2021

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    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Temporary Road Construction: Temporary road construction is progressing well despite some wet weather delays last week. The asphalt contractor will be on site later next week to seal the new road. Once this is complete we'll switch traffic over. We'll update you next week regarding the timing. Traffic control will be in place during the change-over process.

    Trunk drainage: Works are progressing well and will be linked into the previous stage of drainage by the end of the week. Once the temporary road realignment has been completed Cadifern will start works to link drainage into the culverts near Shone Avenue. It's expected that this work will start on 28 June, weather permitting.

    Jersey Farm Road to Smiths Lane

    Our crews completed the base road pavement construction over the weekend. While cars can now travel on the road, the final asphalt surface will be completed late next week - at the same time as the temporary road asphalt works are being done.


  • Works update 7 June 2021

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    Jersey Farm Road to Smiths Lane

    Shared path construction between Jersey Farm Road and Smith Lane is mostly finished. We'll be working with several property owners to finalise frontage works.

    Today we've started reconstruction of Jersey Farm Road. Resident access will be maintained under traffic control for the duration of the works. Letters were dropped last week along here to give everyone plenty of notice. With good weather, we're hoping to have this finished by the end of the week. We currently have asphalt booked for 16 June. We'll let you know if this changes.

    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Construction of the new temporary road is progressing. We've booked asphalt surfacing works for Wednesday 16 June. With good weather, we're planning for the road change-over on 21 June. We'll keep you updated on our progress and confirm the date closer to the time.

    Trunk drainage: Works are progressing well and we'll be linking into new drainage line by the end of this week, weather permitting. Once we've completed the realignment of the temporary road, we'll then be able to move across to the culverts near Shone Avenue and link in the newly constructed drainage.

    West Dapto Road Upgrade - Shone Avenue to Rainbird Drive

    As part of Council's long-term vision for West Dapto to grow and develop into a series of integrated and connected communities, a plan has been prepared for the upgrade of West Dapto Road from Shone Avenue, Horsley to Rainbird Drive, Kembla Grange. Construction is planned to start later this year and take several years to complete. We’re now sharing the plan and explaining how we’ll manage potential works impacts to keep the community informed and to invite feedback. Visit our.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/west-dapto-road-upgrade for details and to provide feedback by Monday 12 July 2021.


  • Works update 1 June 2021

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    Jersey Farm Road to Smith Lane

    Shared path: Shared path construction on the northern side of Wongawilli Road has been going well and is expected to be finished this Friday. We'll then work with property owners to organise the construction of several retaining walls along here.

    Road reconstruction: We'll be moving to Jersey Farm Road next Monday to start concrete reconstruction works which should be finished by Friday. We'll then start on asphalt resurfacing works the following week. Resident access will be maintained at Jersey Farm Road under traffic control while the works are taking place.

    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    New layout of temporary road: Excavations have started to create the new alignment for the temporary road near the culverts. Traffic will be diverted onto this newly laid out road in the upcoming weeks. This will allow Cadifern to undertake the final storm-water connections.

    Trunk drainage: Works are progressing well and nearing final connection to the existing drainage.

  • Works update 25 May 2021

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    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Trunk Drainage: Cadifern are progressing well with the trunk drainage. While the rain on Sunday and Monday caused some delays, we're expecting work to get back on track tomorrow once the site has dried out. You may have seen yesterday's large delivery of pipes, which will soon be in the ground.

    New layout of temporary road: Another council crew will be starting this week at the culverts near Shone Avenue. They'll be working to adjust the temporary road alignment on the northern side. The new layout will allow us to maintain two-way access into Wongawilli during construction of drainage crossings and finalising the culvert installation. This work will progress over the next couple of weeks. We'll let you know when the road will be switching over to the new layout.


    Jersey Farm Road to Smith Lane

    Our crews are progressing well with the construction of the shared path on the northern side of the road. They'll be finishing this up by the end of next week. We'll be coming back later to construct the retaining walls required for the shared path and will work with individual property owners on this. As soon as the shared path is complete, our crews will move across to reconstruct the pavement at Jersey Farm Road.


  • Works update 17 May 2021

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    Smiths Lane to Jersey Farm Road

    Stabilisation and road sealing works were completed last week. Council’s crews will be back on site this week finishing off drainage at the intersection of Jersey Farm Road and continuing with shared path construction and landscaping on the northern side.

    Shone Avenue to Smiths Lane

    Cadifern have been able to recommence trunk drainage installation as the site has dried out following the recent wet weather. They'll continue to progress towards the Smiths Lane intersection working with affected residents as required.