Project Updates

Project Updates

Footpath works - Parker Avenue, Strathalbyn

Council will soon be commencing footpath works as part of its Capital Works Program along Parker Avenue, Strathalbyn.

Works are expected to commence 19 March 2019 and are scheduled to be completed by 21April 2019, subject to weather conditions.

The works consist of the installation of a new concrete footpath along the Southern side of Parker Avenue, between Hooper Road and South Terrace.

During the construction phase, traffic restrictions will be in place with restricted access throughout the site as required.

Residents, business operators and local road users may be inconvenienced at times however, Alexandrina Council ensures that the work is necessary to provide continued asset improvement to infrastructure.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and your patience will be greatly appreciated once the footpath works commence.

Old SA Water Pump Station site

One of Alexandrina Council’s premier riverside boulevards will become more welcoming and accessible, with the purchase of a currently unutilised piece of land on Liverpool Road in Goolwa.

At its meeting on Monday 21 January 2019, Alexandrina Council endorsed the purchase of the SA Water Pump Station on Liverpool Road, Goolwa. The purchase will see Alexandrina Council partner with SA Water to transform the old SA Water Pump Station on Liverpool Road, Goolwa into community open space at a cost of $63,500.

The purchase requires SA Water to decommission the site, remove structures, and landscape the site with turf and a bush tucker garden with Council maintaining the site into the future. The Pump Station previously pumped water from the Murray River for the town water supply, with these operations ceasing many years ago.  The 1200m2 site is currently fenced and contains two outbuildings and a submerged holding tank.

SA Water will commence the decommissioning of the site on 26 February 2019.

Work to public amenities

Council wishes to advise that a number of public amenities in the region will be closed through parts of February 2019 for routine maintenance and renewal works.

The list below outlines the amenity blocks affected and dates of closure.

  • Currency Creek Cemetery toilets  - 4 - 8 February 2019
  • Strathalbyn Lions Park (South Terrace) toilets -  4 -13 February 2019
  • Goolwa, Liverpool Road toilets - 7 - 18 February 2019
  • Port Elliot, Lakala Reserve toilets - 13 - 22 February 2019
  • Middleton, Surfers Parade toilets - 20- 27 February 2019

Signage is in place at toilet blocks affected.

Goolwa Wharf Recycling Project - Waste Less… Recycle More

Alexandrina Council working in partnership with Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority, Cittaslow Goolwa and Goolwa Tidy Towns has recently installed two trial public place recycling bin bank stations within the Goolwa Wharf Precinct.

The aim of the trial is to encourage members of the public to ‘Waste Less....Recycle More’ by sorting their waste and disposing it into the appropriate bins.

The public place recycling stations contain a general waste bin, recycling bin and 10c deposit bin for bottle and can recycling.

The stations will be in place over the summer holiday season.

Council and Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority will monitor contents to determine the success of the trial. 

It is well known that a large percentage of waste going to landfill is recyclable and we can all do our bit by sorting our waste to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Playground equipment at Commodore Reserve, Port Elliot

The large nest swing at the Commodore Reserve playground in Port Elliot has been temporarily removed while replacement parts are ordered for its repair. It is expected to be back in action later this year or early in 2019. Further information will follow. In the meantime, any questions should be directed to Council on 8555 7000.

Emergency Repairs to Goolwa Wharf

The current emergency repairs to the Goolwa Wharf will be completed as a priority to ensure safe public access to the wharf. 

As part of the Goolwa Wharf renewal project new screw piles were installed in November 2018.   During the installation, further complications were encountered, resulting in the piles not being able to be placed in the locations specified in the design. This has resulted in delays to previously anticipated mid-December completion date. This section of the wharf will remain closed over the Christmas period, with contractors returning to site in early February to complete works.

Work will cease prior to Christmas with contractors, Mykra cleaning up the area and reducing the work area and compounds to an absolute minimum in order to reduce the impact on visitors and operators within the precinct.

This will not interrupt the planned events for the Goolwa Wharf this summer including the PS Oscar W Cruises, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Cittaslow Farmers Markets, Goolwa Wharf Markets, the Just Add Water Program or the Live Music at the Goolwa Wharf Barrel Shed.

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