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CLLMM - Milang Habitat Restoration Project: Snipe Sanctuary

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. It will also provide informal education opportunities for locals and visitors, and promote environmental interest and stewardship.

The construction work is almost complete, with new paths and viewing platforms now in place.  Finishing touches are being applied over the next few weeks, and a community launch is planned for May 2018.

For more information or to keep track of the launch date, please visit the Milang and Districts Community Association website www.madca.org.au/habitat

Sealing of Nine Mile Road

Reconstruction and sealing of Nine Mile Road is now complete.

Nine Mile Road runs between Strathalbyn and Milang, with 5.46km in total length to be sealed. The project was part funded through the State Government from the Commonwealth’s Special Local Roads Program out of the Roads to Recovery Grants ("Fuel Excise Program") for the amount of $900,000.

In addition to the $900,000 Federal Government funding, Alexandrina Council 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.

There is still some line marking to be done, speed restrictions will be in place at this time.

In addition to the above works, asphalt concreting of the Nine Mile Road and Echo Park Road intersection has been completed. This work has been undertaken to provide a more substantial suface for heavy vehicles turning in and out of Echo Park Road.

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