Week of 23 January 2023
Please be advised that Council’s contractor, Nova Civil, will be carrying out the following works at the Ryde Central site over the coming several months to facilitate construction.
Survey investigation works are expected to continue until 10 February 2023. Segments of Blaxland Road and Parkes Street will experience temporary road and footpath closures.
Council’s contractor will also commence trenching and water infrastructure works from 1 February until 30 June 2023. These works will include the following:
- Road saw cutting
- Installing of pipes
- Temporary resurfacing of footpaths, verges and roads.
These works will result in some noise and vibrations from vehicles and machinery. Temporary road lane closures, footpath and traffics detours are expected. Traffic control plans will be instated and signage will be in place to advise of any changes.
Works will take place between 7:00 am and 6:00pm daily. Should nightworks be required, Council’s contractor, Nova Civil, will notify affected residents.
Should you experience adverse impacts outside of the notified above, please contact Mr. Eoghan Robb from Nova Civil on 0437 823 293 or Nathan Vinall, Senior Project Manager at City of Ryde, on 0458 023 535.
1-3 February 2023 - Tree Removal Works
The City of Ryde’s contractor, Nova Civil, commenced site establishment works at the Ryde Central site on 17 January 2023. In line with these works, selected trees will be removed to facilitate construction on the Ryde Central site and enable space for associated infrastructure such as footpaths.
These works will commence from Wednesday, 1 February 2023 and the majority of trees are anticipated to be removed by Friday, 3 February 2023, weather permitting.
Approximately 50 trees will be removed on Council-owned locations surrounding the Ryde Central Site on Blaxland and Parkes streets. This is line with the approved development application. See the location plan of the trees set to be removed below.
The plans for the New Heart of Ryde – Ryde Central site features extensive green space. This includes an enhanced planting scheme that includes street trees, screen planting and public domain planting. These plans are consistent with Council’s Draft Urban Forest Strategy, the content of which was based on extensive community engagement, and includes measures to increase tree canopy cover, with a commitment to increase tree canopy coverage by 40 percent by 2030. There is also a program of street tree planting, to grow and protect our City’s urban forest. As part of this, City of Ryde has recently planted 1,300 new street trees across the local government area in 2022 with more scheduled to be planted in the coming year. For more information on Council’s Street Tree Program please visit our Trees page.
Tree removals will be carried out by qualified arborists who will be adhering to all Australian safety standards and guidelines around tree removal. The works will result in some noise and vibrations as the trees are removed, the root bulbs are ground down and waste is removed from the site. There will also be some minor traffic impacts along Blaxland and Parkes streets from trucks carrying out the works.
Works will take place between 7.00am and 6.00pm daily. Should customers experience adverse impacts outside of the notified above, they are advised to contact Mr. Eoghan Robb from Nova Civil on 0437 823 293 or Nathan Vinall, Senior Project Manager at City of Ryde, on 0458 023 535.
Tree removal map
The map below shows where trees will be retained or removed.
17 January-31 May 2023 - Site Establishment Works
From Tuesday 17 January-31 May 2023 (weather permitting), Council’s contractor, Nova Civil, will carry out site establishment works on the Ryde Central site.
These works will include:
- Putting in place erosion and sediment controls
- Carrying out site clearance and preparing to install sheds on the site
- Delivering machinery and equipment such as trucks, loaders, fencing and barriers to the site
- Carrying out a dilapidation report to ensure the protection of nearby assets
- Site shed deliveries and setup.
These works will result in some noise and vibrations from vehicles and machinery and will have minor impacts on traffic surrounding the site due to deliveries taking place. There is expected to be minimal dust, with the site area to be cleaned and prepared for works and suppression measures used where required. Nova Civil will be complying with all of Council's requirements for site establishment and dust and sediment controls.
In addition, on 19 and 20 January Nova Civil will partially remove a compound fence and part of the block wall at the property boundary to the footpath edge and dismantling a timber rail and post on Blaxland Road (see diagram below).
Works will take place between 7.00am and 6.00pm daily. Customers can contact Mr. Eoghan Robb from Nova Civil on 0437 823 293 should they experience adverse impacts outside of the above.
20 March 2023 - 31 March 2023 - Night Works
Council recently notified residents on 25 January 2023 of investigation works being carried out at the Ryde Central site over the coming several months. To aid the completion of the first phase of these investigation works, a schedule of night works is set to commence in the coming week along Parkes Street, Ryde.
Council’s contractor, Nova Civil, will undertake these night works from Monday 20 March 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023. The works will occur between the following hours:
- 20, 21 ,22, 23, 26 and 27 March: 9.00pm to 5.00am
- 27-31 March: 1.30am to 5.30am
Some noise disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however the work will be managed to minimise disturbance to nearby residents and businesses as much as practically possible.
Temporary road lane closures, footpath and traffic detours are expected, however, traffic control plans will be instated and signage will be in place to advise of any changes.
Council would also like to make note of an unforeseen issue on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 on Parkes Street whereby a construction company working adjacent to the Ryde Central site imposed changed traffic conditions and controls without Council's consent. This resulted in the closing of Parkes Street and trucks blocking access, causing disruption to residents. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and are currently investigating the issue.
Should you experience adverse impacts outside of the notified above, please contact Mr. Eoghan Robb from Nova Civil on 0437 823 293 or myself on 0458 023 535.
We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciate your cooperation.