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Sydney Water work in and near Lane Cove National Park

Information provided by Networks Alliance, which has liaised closely with Lane Cove National Park and Ku-ring-gai Council in relation to this work.

At the completion of these works, Networks Alliance will implement an extensive rehabilitation strategy at the two sites:

SUMMARY OF PROJECTS:

In the coming months, Sydney Water will refurbish two aqueducts that cross the Lane Cove River at the following locations:

1. De Burghs: within Lane Cove National Park- access from Allen Park at the corner of Blaxland Road and Terrace Road Killara

2. Kissing Point: partly within Lane Cove National Park and Bradley Reserve- at the end of Kissing Point Road South Turramurra.

This work is currently scheduled to commence in late January/ early February 2011 and be complete by late June 2011. Work will be carried out during standard working hours between 7 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday and between 8 am and 1 pm on Saturdays. [Note this work still seems to be in progress July 2011 - webmaster].

Network Alliance, an alliance partnership with Sydney Water, Bovis Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure and Veolia Water Network Services will carry out this essential work.

To ensure this critical work is carried out safely, on both projects it will be necessary to upgrade and widen some sections of the existing access tracks and establish compound sites that can be temporarily used while tis refurbishment is carried out. This will require the removal of some vegetation however every effort will be made to ensure the potential impact on the environment is reduced as much as possible.

Specific information in relation to each project:

Deburghs Aqueduct refurbishment

As part of this refurbishment, it will be necessary to use a section of Allen Park as a compound site. This area will be full secure and be used to store site sheds and machinery. This areas will be restored at the completion of the works.

An additional smaller compound site is also required in closer proximity to the aqueduct, adjacent to the existing access track within Lane Cove National Park.

To ensure the safety of workers and the local community, it will be necessary to temporarily close this section of access track within Lane Cove National Park for two weeks while work is carried out to upgrade on the access track. This aqueduct refurbishment is scheduled to be complete in June.

Kissing Point Road Aqueduct refurbishment

Access to this aqueduct will be via the concrete path at the end of Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra.

As part of this refurbishment, it will be necessary to use a section of the Council owned grassed areas behind Bowen Avenue as a compound site. This area will be fully secure and be used to store site shed and machinery. This area will be restored at the completion of the work. Access to this compound will also be via the concrete pathway at the end of Kissing Point Road, South Turramurra.

An additional two smaller compound sites will also be located in close proximity to the aqueduct.

To ensure the safety of workers and the local community, it will also be necessary to intermittently close sections of the concrete path between Kissing Point Road and Vimiera Road while this work is carried out to upgrade the existing access track.

*******While work is carried out to upgrade the existing access track, the path between Kissing Point Road and Vimiera Road will be temporarily closed intermittently from 3 February to 17 February only between 9 am and 2pm Monday to Friday. To ensure the local community is informed about the exact date of the closure, signage is in place.

While the remainder of the work is carried out, it may also be necessary to temporarily close this path for short periods of time. Again, signage will be in place to inform you in advance.

For further information in relation to any of these projects, contact:

Amanda Shaw
Senior Community Relations Officer
Networks Alliance
9752 3156

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