1. Home

Major milestone for Guyra main street upgrade

Guyra’s main street is set to fully reopen to traffic by the end of this week, after initial road resealing between Nincoola Street and Ollera Street is completed.

Wet conditions hampered the project for a couple of days during the past fortnight but contractors BMR remain on track to finish the road reconstruction during the next few days.

The contractors will then return next week to apply the top layer of asphalt.

“We were obviously more than happy to see the rain, given the current drought conditions, but it did mean the contractors had to wait for the surface to dry before road sealing could begin,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.

“That did slightly reduce the amount of additional water needed for the roadworks, which sourced water from a nearby bore to further preserve our town water supply.”

The roadworks team also encountered some existing groundwater, which required deeper excavation to ensure the new road surface had a stable base.

“As a result, a deeper base had been created for the new road, which will help to extend its lifespan,” Councillor Murray said.

The $700,000 roadworks are a major step in Stage 2 of an upgrade of the Guyra Central Business District.

The $600,000 first stage included main street upgrade designs, identifying and remediating disused fuel tanks beneath the road and footpaths, dealing with soil contamination caused by the fuel tanks, inspecting infrastructure beneath the road and assessing the structural integrity of shop awnings.

Stage2 will also include street scaping and new traffic furniture along the newly reconstructed section of Bradley Street, as well as liaison with property owners to address any structural and safety issues with shopfront awnings.

“Council officers are continuing to liaise closely with business operators, to keep them informed about the project’s progress and involve them in ongoing planning,” Cr Murray said.

 In addition, Essential Energy will begin planning and designs for electricity infrastructure along Bradley Street, to remove powerlines from the shop awnings.

Restructuring and resurfacing Bradley Street between Nincoola Street and Mackenzie Street is scheduled to be undertaken as Stage 3 in the 2020/21 financial year.

Latest stories


Council’s response to Coronavirus
On advice from State and Federal Governments Armidale Regional Council is implementing a number of social distancing policies and temporary public facility closures to ensure the safety of our community and to Council staff.
App gives easier access to Council services
Many Council services and updates are now even easier to access thanks to additions and improvements to the Council online app.
Water restrictions
Armidale is currently on Level 4 water restrictions and Guyra is on Level 5.
Armidale Regional Council CEO Susan Law announces resignation
Armidale Regional Council CEO Susan Law has today tendered her resignation effective from 30 July 2020.
Council celebrates new Regional NSW office announcement
A NSW Government decision to establish a new Department of Regional NSW office in Armidale has been welcomed by Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Law, as another very welcome boost to the region.
Let there be light at Harris Park
The Harris Park Sportsfields are one step closer to being lit up, with preliminary work to supply and erect field lighting now underway on the $350,000 project.
Hydrogeology report indicates no connection between bores and Mother of Ducks
A ground water supply network being constructed in Guyra is guided by a specialist hydrogeologist report which advises there are “no recognised groundwater dependent ecosystems” near the bore sites, Council’s General Manager Businesses, Scot MacDonald, reaffirmed today.
Safety first as Armidale Regional Airport readies for security screening & further enhancement
Air safety for regional passengers flying in and out of Armidale Regional Airport will be improved with funding of $1.8 million from the Federal Government’s Aviation and Maritime Safety and Security Program to install security screening.
Many information sessions for Budget insight
Community members will have plenty of opportunities to find out more about Armidale Regional Council’s Draft 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan, with Council representatives preparing to hit the road and the internet for an extensive series of information sessions.
World class landfill secures Armidale region’s waste for 50 years
Proposed new charges and harmonisation for Waste Services
Draft 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan on exhibition from tomorrow
A resilient Budget designed to counter the triple body blows of drought, bushfires and COVID-19 will go on display when Council puts its 2020/21 Budget and Operational Plan on public exhibition from tomorrow Friday 19 June.
Interim Administrator Minute
For the next three months while I am the Interim Administrator of Armidale Regional Council, residents may be assured that I will do my best to independently serve in an honest, open and transparent way, ensuring all voices are heard.
Introduction of annual permits from July 1
Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs