Current Projects

Reticulated drainage for the townships of wye river and separation creek

Colac Otway Shire has contracted Cardno to design the reticulated stormwater drainage system it is installing across the two townships. Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno will do a catchment analysis and some concept designs. These will be the subject of community consultation before proceeding to detailed design stage and implementation.

The design phase will be completed in the middle of this year, with construction to follow. The project will be completed by mid 2018.

Stormwater drainage design drop-in sessions

Colac Otway Shire has contracted Cardno to design the reticulated stormwater drainage system it is installing across Wye River and Separation Creek.The aim is to provide a design that will improve the management of stormwater and address erosion and sediment control issues within the entire township areas. The design phase will be completed in the middle of this year, with construction to follow. The project will be completed by mid 2018.

As part of this project we will be consulting with residents to gain a local perspective on drainage issues. Two community drop-in sessions will be held in early June for residents to provide stormwater-related feedback.

Stormwater drainage design community drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 6 June between 5:00 - 7:30pm Cardno’s office on Level 4, 501 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Thursday 8 June between 4-6:30pm – Wye River Surf Life Saving Club

No RSVP is necessary, please just come along to either session.

 

Construction, Traffic and Environment Management Plan

Thank you to everyone who provided input regarding the Construction, Traffic and Environment Management Plan. Colac Otway Shire and Coffey developed the Plan to guide construction during the rebuild phase of renewal. Coffey will provide the final Plan by the end of May before going to Council for consideration by the end of June. 

The feedback from the community was as follows: that the permitted hours of operation for power tools and loud machinery should reflect the EPA guidelines; that “No Parking” areas should be sign posted, and that traffic speed on local roads should be reduced to 20km/h in the construction area.

The Construction, Traffic and Environment Management Plan can be viewed below. The Council Local Law to which it refers can be viewed on the Policies, procedures and local laws page.  

 

Retaining walls on Council land

Council has been working with landowners to discuss their approach to rebuilding low-risk retaining walls. Our contractor, Leprechaun Landscaping is finalising its geotechnical analysis in preparation of engineered design drawings for retaining walls above one metre. Approximately 21 walls will be rebuilt. The process is on track for construction to begin in June.

 

VicRoads May update

Wye River hillside stabilisation

Soil nailing has started on the Paddy’s Path hillside at Wye River on the Great Ocean Road.Soil nailing is part of the stabilisation works on the hillside after a major landslip in September 2016.Soil nailing follows the construction of a 75m three-metre-tall concrete and gabian rock wall along the iconic tourist road and a second 36m-long concrete retaining wall above the landslide zone further up the hill. Two three-man mobile tripod rigs will be suspended from anchor points above the Paddy’s Path walking trail that links Wye River and Separation Creek.Vegetation was removed from the work area last week to enable the tripod rigs to freely abseil across the slope.

  

Construction Traffic and Environment Management Plan

Draft Wye River and Separation Creek Construction Traffic and Environment Management Plan - March 2017(PDF, 46MB)  

Project Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet - Wye River Playground Concept Plan Exhibit(PDF, 272KB)