Project Updates

Project Updates

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 late March 2018.

For more information or to keep track of the launch date, please visit the Milang and Districts Community Association website

Sealing of Nine Mile Road

Reconstruction and sealing of Nine Mile Road is currently underway. 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 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.

The 'rectification' of the first 3km of spray seal has now been completed.

The remaining 3km of spray seal works will commence on Monday 13th November 2017 and is likely to continue for 2-3 days, subject to weather conditions. This work is being undertaken by Council's spray sealing contractor, Boral.

Speed and traffic restrictions will be in place whilst the road works are being undertaken.

Speed restrictions will also remain in place until line marking works have been completed, following the completion of spray seal works.

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.

For further information, please contact Council on 8555 7000 or via email to

Strathalbyn Woodshed

Construction of the new Strathalbyn Woodshed was completed in January 2018 and the certificate of occupancy has been issued. It is due to be officially opened in March 2018. The Woodshed committee have relocated all equipment from the old woodshed. Landscaping at the new site will commence in February with tree planting in March. Council contributed $305,000 and oversaw the construction of this project to deliver an improved ‘fit for purpose’ community space. Local contractors were engaged to construct the new woodshed.

Since entering the lock-up stage of construction at the end of June 2017, interior labour jobs soon progressed to complete the toilets, tea room and storage areas as well as work stations for machinery donated by the community and the final installation of plumbing and electrical infrastructure. Woodshed volunteers worked tirelessly to provide most of the interior fit-out.

The Strathalbyn Woodshed has the capacity to serve up to 30 people per session. It also has the opportunity to be open more frequently during the day. Evening sessions are also possible as a result of the relocation. In its previous location, the Woodshed was required to close at noon due to noise restrictions associated with it being in a residential area.

The larger work areas have allowed for the installation of extra woodworking equipment previously in storage at various locations, and for much needed extra workbench space. An upgrade of dust collection facilities will also improve the working environment.

The new facility is 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.

Please click here to see the Woodshed Plan and click here to see the Woodshed Elevations.

Completed Projects - 2017

Fleurieu Regional Aquatic Centre

To see completed projects in 2015-16 click here.