Works in Strathalbyn and Goolwa progress on schedule, council reports

CLUB: Construction of the new Surf Life Saving Club at Goolwa is underway. Photo: Supplied.
CLUB: Construction of the new Surf Life Saving Club at Goolwa is underway. Photo: Supplied.

Goolwa Surf Life Saving club

Construction of the new Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has progressed quickly, after works began in August, thanks to prefabricated panels and favourable weather conditions. 

In an important milestone for project partners, substantial excavation works adjacent to the facility commenced this week, to make way for key service infrastructure to be installed. 

The Alexandrina Council has worked collaboratively with Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA) and Goolwa SLSC to deliver the facility and the project has an expected completion date of September 2019, ready for the summer season.

The current works have included the instillation of a 20,000 litre wastewater holding tank, grease arrestor and new council wastewater pump station chamber. 

The beach will remain open however, traffic restrictions will be in place while works are underway to ensure the work can be carried out in a safe and efficient manner.

During this time, the cafe at Goolwa Beach will be open as normal and Goolwa SLSC will continue to perform its surf life-saving patrols. 

The excavation works are expected to be completed by Wednesday 19 2018, with the carpark back in full operation on Thursday December 20. 

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Sandergrove Road upgrade

Sandergrove Road’s improvements are progressing on schedule, as works on the southern entrance near final stages after they commenced late October.

With works undertaken by BMD Constructions Pty Ltd, the Strathablyn promenade will boast new footpaths, street side kerbing, a stormwater management system, road asphalting, street furniture, trees and landscaped gardens.

Sandergrove Road was recently enhanced with the undergrounding of power lines and new heritage-style streetlamps, which had been made possible through the Power Line Environment Committee (PLEC) scheme project through the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 

With the Santos Tour Down Under making its way through Strathalbyn on January 19 next year, the council has focused on creating a presentable and warm welcome for visitors and cyclists alike, as excitement for the event builds throughout the township. 

The council asked road users to be patient and stick to the speed limit for the safety of workers. 

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