Carisbrook infrastructure projects well underway
Published on 13 September 2021
$6 million is currently being invested in infrastructure projects in Carisbrook.
Stage Three of the Carisbrook Levee is now complete, a $4.495 million upgrade to the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve is underway and maintenance works are in progress at the Carisbrook Town Hall.
Central Goldfields Shire Tullaroop Ward Cr Anna De Villiers said it was an exciting time for the Carisbrook and district community.
“Investment in community projects such as the Town Hall and Rec Reserve is vital – they are so much more than just buildings – they are community and recreational hubs that bring our community together.
“And, to see stage three of the Carisbrook Levee project complete marks yet another key milestone in this important project.”
Carisbrook Flood Levee
Construction of Stage Three of the Carisbrook Levee is now complete.
Twin cell box culverts across the Pyrenees Highway (located to the west of Pleasant Street, Carisbrook) have been installed.
The culverts will redirect the overland flows along the levee when the southern section of the levee is completed.
An open drain has also been constructed through the rail reserve as part of the project.
These works complete the missing link in the northern section of the levee.
The final stage of the project, Stage Four, will be the construction of the Levee south of Pyrenees Highway.
Council has a planning permit for Stage Four, which is shovel-ready.
The State Government has secured funds for Stage 4 from the Federal Government and the State Government is working with Council to develop a Project Plan. Council has also allocated $600,000 from this year's budget to enable Stage Four to be delivered.
Carisbrook Recreation Reserve upgrade
The $4,495,000 upgrade to the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve is continuing.
The project is being delivered in four stages and is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Jointly funded by Council and the Victorian Government, the project will deliver an accessible and inclusive modern sporting facility and community hub for the growing population of Carisbrook and district.
Stage One of the project is underway:
- Stage One: Early Works -
- Car Parking - additional base preparation work currently underway. Light poles in place with wiring to be complete in November.
- New vehicle entry and fence restoration – underway
- Removal of away change rooms
- A new green keepers shed – nearing completion
- Concrete paths around bin area - to commence soon
- New switchboard - currently being manufactured.
Stage One is being carried out by Ultra Project Services.
Stage 2 of the project includes resurfacing works of the existing netball and tennis courts, which will recommence in late September.
Carisbrook Town Hall
Vital restoration works are underway on the Carisbrook Town Hall roof. The restoration works include maintenance to the slate roofing, guttering, downpipes, roof vents, flashings and repairs to the damaged section of chimney render.
The $190,283 project is expected to be complete by the end of September and is funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Fund.