Council, together with the Milang community and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, has secured funding from the Australian Government’s Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Recovery Project for this exciting project in Milang.
The emphasis of this project is on achieving ecological and environmental outcomes in and around the wetland area, particularly the Snipe Sanctuary. It aims to continue the recovery of native habitat and feeding grounds for threatened migratory birds visiting this important Ramsar wetland.
Amenity improvements, including an interpretive trail and viewing platforms, will be built to provide informal education opportunities for locals and visitors, and collaborate with community to promote environmental interest and stewardship.
Visit the Milang and Districts Community Association website www.madca.org.au/habitat
Alexandrina Council in conjunction with SA Power Networks are planning to substantially enhance the western entrance to Strathalbyn through a significant upgrade to Sandergrove Road.
Alexandrina Council was successful in securing funding through the State Government’s Power Line Environment Committee (PLEC) to remove stobie poles and overhead power lines as part of Stage 1.
Decorative heritage-style lighting will replace stobie poles and compliment the town’s Historic Conservation Zone. The overall success of the project will be complimented by the addition of a major streetscape beautification project. The streetscape will include formal parking bays, footpaths, kerbs, pedestrian crossing points, stormwater infrastructure, new street trees and landscaped protuberances.
Council has received a significant funding boost with the confirmation of $900,000 funding for the ongoing sealing of Nine Mile Road.
In addition to the $900,000 Federal Government funding, Alexandrina Council has allocated an additional $450,000 within the 2016/2017 Annual Budget towards the project. Council has also allocated funds within the 2017/2018 financial year to complete sealing of the full length of Nine Mile Road.
Nine Mile Road runs between Strathalbyn and Milang, with 5.46km in total length to be sealed.
This is a fantastic outcome for the Milang and Strathalbyn Communities.
Work is soon to commence on the construction of a new Woodshed in Strathalbyn. The new facility will be located behind the Strathalbyn Depot on Forrest Road, adjacent to the Strathalbyn Scout Hall and replaces the existing facility behind the Strathalbyn Library. Council approved the construction of a new Woodshed in July 2012 and approved the location in April 2014. The Strathalbyn Woodshed provides an important social function in supporting the wellbeing of men and women in our community by providing peer support and interaction through skill sharing and learning. The new Strathalbyn Woodshed will cater for the expansion of activities and provides opportunities for collaboration with other community groups.
As part of Alexandrina Council’s Asset Management Program it has been identified that there are a number of manholes and pumping stations within Council’s Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Infrastructure that are in need of repair.
These works will be undertaken by Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions and will start in the township of Strathalbyn on the Monday 4 January 2016 and work through the townships of Goolwa and Port Elliot until complete.
Please contact Council‘s CWMS Coordinator on 8555 7000 for further information.
The following pictures show onsite set up during the works.
Council has completed the restoration of the rotunda within the Strathalbyn Soldiers
Memorial Gardens. The rotunda was constructed in 1912-1913 by local carpenter Alexander Caldwell and forms a central focal point within the gardens. It continues to be of high importance and significance to the town both from a historical and social point of view, and is regularly used for weddings and public events.
Elements of the rotunda, which have slowly diminished in quality over time, have been restored back to a high standard using existing styles and colours through consultation between Council and State Heritage.
Landscaping around the edges of the rotunda will complete the finishing touches to this project. The rotunda also includes a new wheel chair access point.
The refurbishment of the gardens was completed in August 2016. The aim was to provide disabled access into the gardens and to beautify by re-landcaping this area of the park. Work was carried out by LJK Project Management.
**Please note, this area is a Dry Zone seven days a week between the hours of 10pm until 6am.
The Mount Compass community wastewater system (CWMS) had reached its design capacity. The expansion of the community wastewater scheme, through the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, will allow for future development within the Mount Compass district. CWMS is a system designed to collect and treat wastewater from properties using a network of common infrastructure. It is designed to collect, treat, re-use and/or dispose of primary treated effluent. Approximately 60 per cent of houses within the Mount Compass township are serviced by the existing CWMS scheme.
Progressive construction photos below.
To see completed projects in 2015 click here.