The City of Victor Harbor is moving full steam ahead with reinvigorating the Mainstreet Precinct, with Coral Street, Flinders Parade and Soldiers Memorial Gardens undergoing great change and next is the Railway Precinct on Railway Terrace.
The vision of a revitalised Railway Precinct is another step closer with the City of Victor Harbor revealing the appointment of South Australian business SGP Civil as the successful civil contractor for the Railway Plaza redevelopment.
In 2019, landscape architecture consultancy, Oxigen, completed a comprehensive consultation phase on the Railway Terrace and Station area design project. The $4.6 million redevelopment of the Railway Terrace and Station area will showcase Victor Harbor's heritage listed buildings and the Moreton Bay fig trees.
It aims to create a vibrant, high-use and accessible community space that can transform to host festivals and events as an addition to and alongside Warland Reserve.
In June 2020, Council was awarded $2.3 million through the State Government's Places for People grant.
Places for People grant funding requires a construction start date of September 2020, meaning tight time frames need to be met. The construction phase is expected to take approximately six months to complete.
The budget for the project includes $130,000 for public art, with 50 per cent of this provided by Places for People funding under the grant.
Chief Executive Officer Victoria MacKirdy said the South Australian company showed significant civil engineering experience and met the council's intended timeframe and method of project delivery.
"SGP Civil are a young and vibrant civil engineering company supporting South Australia's current infrastructure investment. Council is thrilled to have their civil experience on board and highly value their commitment to community and stakeholder engagement to support our local businesses during the construction process," Ms MacKirdy said.
SGP Civil's Director Scott Maher said that the company was excited to be named as the successful civil contractor and to work alongside the City of Victor Harbor to deliver a successful project.