Please find below a list of projects currently being undertaken by the Shire of Chittering, along with major projects that we are aware of in the area. If there are other projects that you feel should be listed, that you would like to be kept up-to-date on please let us know. Click here to email through your suggestions.
Binda Place Upgrade
After many years of planning and discussion, thanks to funding from the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (Wheatbelt Development Commission) and Roads to Recovery, the improvement and beautification of Binda Place will become a reality. There will be improved parking and drainage, along with a footpath complemented by seating and shade. Works commenced on 27 June 2016. Completion is expected by the end of January 2017.
Beautification: thanks to funding from the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme (Wheatbelt Development Commission);
- Activation (Business Workshop Series) – complete, 92 attendees representing 40 businesses took advantage of the six free workshops;
- Promotional / Informational Signage – complete, installation of six bespoke signs: Binda Place (2), Bindoon townsite (2), Brockman Precinct (1) and Clune Park (1);
- Street Furniture – complete, installation of seating, tables and bin surrounds; and
- Street Plantings / Landscaping (including Reticulation) – complete.
Construction: Roads to Recovery (Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development);
- Directional / Advisory Signage – complete;
- Drainage – complete;
- Engineering / Design / Service Relocations – complete;
- Kerbing – complete;
- Line Marking – complete;
- Road & Footpath Construction – 90% complete, pending finalisation of turning lane on opposite side of the Highway; and
- Street Lights – complete.
Heavy Haulage Deviation Route (Bindoon Bypass)
There is the potential for a deviation to be created so that the Great Northern Highway bypasses the Bindoon townsite. The proposed Western Bypass Corridor was announced on 12 January 2017.
The final draft of the Bindoon Devation Strategy will be presented to Council for endorsement on Wednesday 15 March. (Updated 20/02/12)
Bridle Trail Trial
The 12-month trial period for the Maryville Bridle Trail commenced on 1 August 2016. Adjacent landowners and interested parties were personally informed via letter and email, respectively. Click HERE for the mud map and HERE for more details.
Brockman Centre Beautification
Thanks to Royalties for Regions Wheatbelt Community Chest Funding we are able to commence beautification works at the Brockman Centre Heritage Precinct. The funding, with support from the Shire of Chittering and the assistance of the three User Groups (Bindoon Historical Society / Museum, Bindoon Arts & Crafts, Bindoon Men's Shed) will enable the installation of water tanks and native gardens. Future plans include footpaths, landscaping, lighting and solar panels.
Independent Living Units
The sub-division of the 3.5 hectare portion of Lot 62 Great Northern Highway, where WA Retirees propose to develop their lifestyle community, is complete. Positive negotiations continue with WA Retirees and registrations of interest for the units can be made directly to WA Retirees (phone 9362 0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). (Updated 28/07/16)
Muchea to Wubin - Great Northern Highway Upgrade
Muchea North Stage: Old Gingin Road to Chittering Roadhouse
Project is funded with construction planned to commence in mid 2017.
Please refer to www.m2w.com.au
National Broadband Network (nbn) Fixed Wireless & Telstra Blackspot Program
More information COMING SOON. (updated 20/02/17)
Please visit the NorthLinkWA website for more information.
Northern Section: Ellenbrook to Muchea
The long term planning vision is finalised.
Funding is currently confirmed for a single carriageway with grade separated interchanges.
The team are currently awaiting Federal approval.
Completion expected mid-2019
STED - Septic Tank Effluent Disposal Scheme
As part of the State Government's Infill Sewerage Program, Water Corporation propose to construct a STED scheme in Bindoon.
The work will include construction of waste water pipeline. access chambers and a below ground pump station. The location of the treatment plant will be finalised shortly, it is proposed to be located south of the Bindoon townsite.
For more information please contact Water Corporation Project Manager Lizelle Moniz - 9420 3623.
Click here to view the Preliminary Plan. (updated 20/02/17)
Thanks to funding from Tourism WA through Royalties for Regions and financial / in-kind support from Chittering Tourist Association, the Shire of Chittering are proud to announce that the following visitor service enhancements have been undertaken;
- Development of a 3-year Strategic Plan for the Chittering Visitor Centre - download the Chittering Visitor Centre Strategic Plan here
- Purchase & installation of information display infrastructure for the Chittering Visitor Centre and key visitor attractions
- Purchase & installation of display screens at the Chittering Visitor Centre and Bindoon Bakehaus
- Upgrade to the Chittering Tourist Association office computer
- Upgrade to internal shelving / display / signage at the Chittering Visitor Centre
- Purchase & installation of external artwork and directional signage
Waste & Recycling
The local participation rate (for those who put out a recycling bin each fortnight and also have a rubbish bin) is approximately 86% - this is considered VERY HIGH, with some other Council's achieving 55-70%. WELL DONE CHITTERING RESIDENTS!
Chittering's Community Planning and Action Group (CCPAG) have recently launched a local Adopt-a-Spot campaign, see our media release for more details! (Updated 28/07/16)
Road Works (Major Local)
- Binda Place - works 98% complete, linemarking to be completed and some reworks to be done. Completion due April 2017
- Blizzard Road – culvert design complete, out to tender in April 2017
- Blue Plains/Maddern Roads – Black Spot works (due to be undertaken in 2016-2017)
- Carl Street – reconstruct (due to be undertaken in 2016-2017)
- Chittering Road – (near Chittering Valley Road) reconstruction and sealing complete, larger culvert to be installed
- Chittering Road - final seal completed 29-30 March 2017, designs for safety barriers at three sites complete, waiting for quotes to construct from suppliers.
- Chittering Valley Road – final seal completed 29-30 March 2017
- Flat Rocks Road – design bridge (due to be undertaken by MRWA in 2016-2017)
- Hay Flat Road – final seal completed 29-30 March 2017
- Humphrey Street – reseal – seal to be laid with Carl Street works
- Julimar Road – improve road geometry, survey complete, land resumption in progress, tree clearing started.
- Learners Way – reconstruct, drainage pipe and kerbing laid, await asphalt contractor mid April 2017
- Morley Road – replace gravel portion with bitumen, complete
- Muchea East / Wandena Roads – Black Spot works survey underway, land resumption required
- Orchard Road – shoulder widening complete, seal completed 29-30 March 2017, kerbing to follow.
- Owen Road – gravel sheeting commenced, completion delayed until early May 2017
- Perry Road – gravel sheeting complete
- Ridgetop Ramble – drainage & footpath (due to be undertaken in 2016-2017)
- Spice Road – reconstruction 60% complete, land resumption in progress, completion due by late April 2017.
Great Northern Highway (LK Martin Place) - works to construct the turning lane and pedestrian access are scheduled for completion by mid-March, due to unforeseen delays.
Note: the Great Northern Highway road works south of the Muchea lights are being undertaken privately, as part of the requirements of a Planning Approval for a Transport Depot.
(updated 27 March 2017)