Notification of Works

Thursday 25 February 2021

Keast Park Boardwalk Renewal

Council is replacing the existing boardwalk at this location with a new boardwalk, constructed in a similar style to the existing structures at Keast Park. Further information can be found in the site analysis document (2MB) which shows the key features of the new boardwalk. 

During works visitors are requested to use the alternative access points to the south.

Works have been scheduled to be outside of the peak beach visitation period.

Contractor: Maw Civil Marine Pty Ltd
After hours contact: 0410 546 654
Project Timing: May - August 2021

To stay informed please use the subject title ‘Keast Park - Northern Boardwalk Renewal’ to join the email list.

Email address: CapWorks@frankston.vic.gov.au

Mail 

Capital Works
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199

 

Weatherston & Seaford North Reserve - Shade Sail

Description of works: As part of our commitment to improving our local playgrounds, we will be installing new shade sails positioned mainly over the playfort areas at the Weatherston and Seaford North Reserve playgrounds. The shade sail coverage at Weatherston at Seaford North will provide a shading canopy of 115m2. This is aimed to protect children and their families from harmful UV rays, providing a cool and comfortable refuge. The three shade sails at each location are designed with durability, functionality and wind performance in mind given its close proximity to the coastline, using stainless steel fixings and galvanised posts increasing the longevity of the supporting parts of the shade sails.

Timing of works: Installation will commence during March 2021, and is expected to take up to 5 days to complete subject to weather and site conditions.

Contractor: The contractor awarded for the shade sail installation works is Peninsula Shade Sails, who will be using commercial 350 dual shade sail fabric with a UVR block factor over 90%.

Disruptions Expected: The majority of works will occur between 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday for a maximum duration of 5 days. During this time, the playground will be temporarily closed.

Seaford North Reserve Shade Sail:

  Seaford North Shade Sails

Weatherston Shade Sail:

Weatherston Shade Sails

 

LED Street Lighting Upgrade

Description of Works: Frankston City Council is upgrading 7,000 fluorescent street lights with energy efficient LEDs across Frankston City.

This project was identified by Council as a way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage and costs. It is an important project supporting Council’s climate emergency response and goal to be carbon neutral (zero net emissions) by 2025.

The LEDs are up to 53 per cent more efficient than the lights they are replacing and the project is expected to save Council approximately $2.6 million over the life of the light fittings.

In addition, the LED lights will provide better lighting outcomes through:

  • Greater uniformity of light across and along the street
  • Better colour and visibility
  • Less loss of brightness over time
  • Less glare and light pollution
  • Greater reliability
  • Lower maintenance costs

The new lights have a longer life and are expected to last up to 20 years. The old lights will be deconstructed and recycled.

The project will significantly reduce Council’s carbon footprint, reducing emissions by as much as taking 110 cars off the road each year, in line with the Towards Zero Emissions Plan (2019-2023) and Council’s zero net emissions target.

Timing of works: Works will begin in December 2020 and are expected to be completed by July 2021, however may be impacted by weather and other factors.

Contractor: Ironbark Sustainability is managing the project on behalf of Council and ETS/CBM Resources have been contracted to install the lights. The contractor will be liaising with Council throughout the project.

Disruption Expected: It will take less than five minutes to replace a street light so any disruptions, including to traffic flow, should not last long and residents’ and visitors’ cars can remain parked on the streets.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why do this project now?

This project was identified by Council as a way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage and costs.

This is an important project supporting Council’s climate emergency response and goal to be carbon neutral (zero net emissions) by 2025.

In addition, the LED lights will lead to better lighting outcomes for the municipality.

When will the project take place?

Installation works will begin in December 2020 and are expected to be completed by June 2021. You can visit our website to see when works are due to start in your suburb. Please note, weather and other factors can result in delays.

Will I be notified when you are in my street?

You can visit our website to see when works are expected to start in your suburb. Please note, weather and other factors can result in delays.

What does the project involve?

Around 7,000 street lights will be replaced with energy efficient and better quality LED lights. Light levels will be made more consistent across the area.

The project will involve the replacement of lights mostly found on residential streets.

How is the project being funded and what is the cost?

Council has allocated a budget of $1.71m to fund this project over 2020/2021 financial year.

How will the works affect my street on the day?

Changing a street light involves a single elevated work platform with two to three crew members. It takes less than five minutes to replace a street light so any disruptions, including to traffic flow in your street, should not last long. Residents’ and visitors’ cars can remain parked on the streets. Works are expected to take place on weekdays between 7am to 3:30pm.

Who is installing the new lights?

Council has contracted ETS/CBM Resources to install the lights. Ironbark Sustainability, which is managing the installation on behalf of Council, will also manage the contractor and liaise with Council throughout the project.

Why did Council choose these particular lights?

We engaged Ironbark Sustainability to prepare a report on street lighting replacement options, which looked at costs, maintenance requirements, technology comparisons, energy usage and potential reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. 

The lights have been tested to ensure they meet relevant Australian Standards and are already operating in a number of councils throughout Victoria.

The final design is based on the best outcome for Council and our community.

The new lights will provide better lighting outcomes through:

  • Greater uniformity of light across and along the street
  • Better colour rendering and visibility
  • Less depreciation of the light output over time
  • Less glare and light pollution
  • Greater reliability
  • Lower maintenance costs

Why LED and not solar?

Solar street lights are not approved for use by United Energy, the local electricity distributor.

How much energy, greenhouse gas emissions and money will this project save?

This project will save energy and money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It will:

  • Save around 9,600 tonnes of greenhouse emissions between now and 2040 (equivalent to removing 110 cars each year for the next 20 years)
  • Achieve energy and maintenance cost savings of around $2.6 million over the life of the assets (about 20 years)

Is there a spike in electricity use when the lights are turned on?

There is not an electricity spike when street lights are turned on. This is easy to test and prove with simple power monitors.

Who makes the lights?

Sylvania-Schreder has been engaged by Council to provide the materials for the upgrades.

How long do the lights last?

The luminaire (the main body of the light) will last about 20 years. The photoelectric cells last 10 years and the poles last around 35 years.

Who actually owns the lights?

The lights that are owned and maintained by United Energy. United Energy owns the poles and wires that distribute the electricity to the Frankston municipality. Council pays for the electricity and the ongoing maintenance of the lights.

Are the old lights recycled?

Yes. The installer is responsible for recycling the lights taken down during the bulk change over. The tender for installation of the lights specifies waste disposal requirements including the recycling of around 98 per cent of the old lights. For example, the glass collected is recycled into products such as glass wool insulation for homes. The mercury is distilled and reused in the dental industry to manufacture amalgam. The aluminium body and other fixed components (for example, steel screws and copper wires) are collected and end up as blocks of metal used in industry.

How can I get more information about the works?

If you would like more information about the project contact Council on 1300 322 322.

LED Street Light Upgrade

R.F Miles Pavilion and Precinct Redevelopment 

Works underway at R. F. Miles Reserve - 22R Seaford Road, Seaford 3198 include:

  • Demolition of existing pavilion, public toilet and other redundant infrastructure on site
  • Construction of a new two storey sporting pavilion including public toilet facilities
  • Construction of new Car park including lighting, retaining wall and associated civil works
  • Upgrade of utilities to the site (Water, Sewer, Power, Gas, NBN)
  • Construction of new cricket nets and netball courts
  • Construction of new enlarged oval to AFL standard with sports field lighting
  • Associated landscaping

Timing of Works:Commencing March 2020 (after Level Crossings operations demobilise from site). Construction anticipated to be complete within 15 months subject to weather and site conditions 

Disruption Expected: The reserve will remain closed to the public until construction works are complete     

RF Miles construction.jpg 

Frankston Line Crossings managed by Level Crossing Removal Authority

Works Commencing: November 2015

Duration of Works: Ongoing for the next eight years

Location: Various locations along the Frankston Line

The upgrade of Frankston Station is expected to start in autumn 2018.

Description of Works: Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings will transform the way people live, work and travel across metropolitan Melbourne and improve safety for drivers and pedestrians

Disruptions Expected: Buses will replace trains during some stages and nearby car parking areas may also be restricted.

More information contact Metro Trains on 1800 800 007 or www.metrotrains.com.au for expected delays and works alerts

This work is conducted by the Level Crossing Removal Project.  Please visit http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/ for more information

Contact Level Crossing Removal Authority: https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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