30 August 2019
Bega Valley Shire Council advises that on Tuesday 3 September work will start in Auckland Street, Bega to repair stormwater pipe defects identified in an earlier inspection. The pipe line runs along Auckland Street between Carp and Bega Streets.
Works will include cleaning the pipes, removing obstructions, managing intrusions and installing structural liners.
As the line passes under some buildings on private property, Council is unable to excavate and replace the line in the usual way so a new ‘cure in-situ’ structural lining system will be used to complete the repairs.
Council’s Asset Management Coordinator, Gary Louie, said the relining technique offers several benefits for the project in terms of convenience, time and the preservation of heritage.
“The relining technique minimises inconvenience to the public and property owners, reduces the time taken for the repairs and offers sustainability benefits through the reuse of existing materials.
“This system also allows us to preserve important heritage structures; in this case a portion of ovoid brick channel that still forms part of our stormwater system,” Mr Louie said.
The work will be carried out during business hours with only minor disruption expected to drivers and pedestrians while contractors access the roadside pits.
Council has contacted the property owner most affected and other property owners, likely to be affected, will be notified before works begin.
These works form part of Council’s stormwater drainage renewal program for 2019 as included in the Transport Asset Management Plan.
Please phone (02)6499 2222 with any queries about the Auckland Street stormwater relining works.