Roper Gulf Regional Council has begun a series of community consultations aimed at informing the development of a 15 year Sport and Recreation Facility Master Plan. The resulting Roper Gulf Regional Council Sport and Recreation Facility Master Plan will provide a strategic overview and individual community plans which will ensure Council’s facilities will be well utilised, meet community needs and still be affordable and sustainable.
Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Director of Contracts and Technical Services Marc Gardner is excited by the consultations currently underway.
“These consultations give local residents and organisations a real say in planning for future sport and recreation programs and facilities in their communities.
Roper Gulf Regional Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the Weemol Road works.
The road works, which is also partly funded by the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Fund, NDRRA, involves a full resheet and stabilisation works. It will provide all weather access to the community that will hopefully last for many years to come and cope with big wet seasons.
When the Weemol Road works is finished new works will begin down from the Council office in Bulman. This work will include sealing the road, constructing a Cul de Sac and re-sealing and drainage works on the Town’s central Road. These works are funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Two major projects were launched by the Roper Gulf Regional Council this week with diversion works at the new all weather Numbulwar airport road starting and the site preparation and civil works beginning at the new Roper Gulf Regional Council Technical Services Workshop and office in East Katherine.
The $1.6 million Numbulwar airport road project, due for completion in October will greatly improve critical access to the airstrip during the wet season when the town is isolated except for air and sea transport. The project is jointly funded by Roper Gulf and the Australian and Northern Territory Governments.
The new works depot at the intersection of Chardon and Palmer Streets will house around 20 staff and Council’s Technical services. The new depot will allows greater flexibility and have significant long term cost savings by reducing lease costs. The new workshop is expected to be completed in December 2015.
The bulldozers and graders have fired up and have pushed the first sections of dirt of the new Numbulwar airport road.
Director of Contracts and economic development Marc Gardiner is excited.
“This has been in the pipeline for nearly ten years and it is great to get it started.
This will give us an all weather road linking the town and airport even in the worst wet season conditions.
During the wet the airport is an essential link for Numbulwar and the outside world”
The $1.65 million project has been jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments and the Roper Gulf Regional Council and is expected to be completed in early November in time for the next wet.
The project involves new drainage, curbing and sheeting and realigning the airport road intersection.