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Pioneer Bay Road & Drainage Upgrade

Project Overview

Council voted to proceed with a Special Charge Scheme to upgrade $4.6 million worth of roads and drainage in February 2018.

The Scheme will involve construction and full upgrade of roads and drainage including pavement and sealing works, underground surface and storm water drainage, kerb and channeling, nature strip works, speed humps and pedestrian pathways on selected streets.

Additionally, a Melbourne Water upgrade project will integrate with this project at the same time. This will include the upgrade of the main waterway and installation of new storm water infrastructure that will provide the community with a new wetland area.

The Melbourne Water upgrade project has an anticipated value of $2.5 million. Our total contribution to the Pioneer Bay Estate’s projects will be $1.1 million.

We currently maintain over 120km of unsealed roads in urban areas. Our Urban Roads and Drainage Improvement Policy prioritises urban areas for inclusion in future road and drainage upgrade programs.

Pioneer Bay is rated as the highest priority estate for a road and drainage upgrade and this was confirmed through community engagement sessions which began in 2015. The residents and ratepayers identified significant infrastructure issues and assisted in developing concept plans for the upgrade.

For more information, please contact our Asset Management Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Project Map

Aerial Photos of Pioneer Bay and Wetlands site

How Do I Upgrade My Driveway?

As you are aware, driveway crossovers will be replaced on a like for like basis. As a minimum a crushed rock driveway will be provided for all properties with a driveway within the property boundary. A driveway will not be installed if one does not already exist.

If you would like your driveway upgraded to a concrete driveway crossover from the kerb line to the property boundary (in accordance with Council’s Standard Drawings – see image below) please contact Kevin from AWS Civil, on 0418 353 622 or by email and they will provide you with a no obligation free quote.

If you wish to proceed with the driveway upgrade, and upon acceptance of the quote, AWS Civil will ask for deposit (half of the total) and following this, they will issue you with a Road Occupation Permit (ROP). With the final payment to be made upon completion of the works.

The ROP fee of $89.60 will be waived to those property owners situated within the Pioneer Bay Estate who will be upgrading their driveways, during the construction of this project only.

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Council’s standard drawings of crossover


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Project History

July 2020

Council has now awarded the contract for the construction of road and drainage works to All Waste Pumping Solutions Pty Ltd.

The contractor is expected to start mobilising the site from 31 August 2020 with construction expected to start in mid-September. The contractor will be in regular contact with landowners and residents whilst works are being carried out and will also advise landowners and residents of times when access to their property may be disrupted.

To help answer your questions, Council has provided the following information:

If you have any further queries in regards to the project you can also contact our Infrastructure Delivery or Asset Management Teams. If your question relates to payments or financial hardship, please contact Council’s Specialist Revenue Officer or the Revenue Services Team.

Council's staff can be reached by calling 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or emailing

June 2020

The tender award for the Pioneer Bay roads and drainage scheme was presented to Council at its 17 June 2020 Ordinary Meeting of which was endorsed. Service relocation works are currently underway in preparation for the commencement of civil works in October, subject to favourable weather conditions and contractor availability. Melbourne Water are currently working through the approvals for their works of which are tentatively scheduled to commence at the end of the year.

Pioneer Bay-Community Forum-Issues
Road, traffic and drainage issues identified by the Pioneer Bay community