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Upgrade of Strathalbyn Lions Park Playground

The Lions Park Playground on Colman Terrace in Strathalbyn, will soon be upgraded with brand new play equipment and a new hill slide. Complementing the neighbouring swim centre and picnic areas, and just across the road from the Strathalbyn Library and Community Centre, the playground is an ever-popular location for families to unwind in the serenity of the scenic Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

The existing play equipment was installed in 1999 and is now reaching the end of its structural warranty period. The new equipment will see the play space functional for the next generation of youngsters to swing, slide and climb their hearts out.

Council allocated a budget of $109,000 in the 2017-18 budget and following a tender process in March 2018, are now ready to commence construction.

Works are scheduled to start in late July 2018 and are expected to take around a month to complete, dependent on weather conditions and any other unexpected delays. Public access will be restricted during this time.

There are alternative play grounds around Strathalbyn to enjoy while the upgrades to Lions Park are undertaken; including at the Railway Station, at Strathalbyn Oval, at the Forrest Reserve Nature Playground, at Pipers Crest on Braemar Drive and on Cobb & Co Court.

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. 

Future repairs and replacement of the wharf structure continue to be assessed, costed and considered for staging in conjunction with external grant funding opportunities and existing budgets.

Works to carpark in Strathalbyn

Council is pleased to advise that upgrade work to the car park on the corner of High Street and Grey Street, Strathalbyn, will commence during the week beginning 6 August 2018.  The $97,000 project will include sealing the car park, kerbing and creating 15 car parks, including a disability access car park.  Upgrading the car park from an unsealed surface to a sealed surface will increase the number of car parks and improve the amenity of the area for visitors and residents of Strathalbyn.

The works will also include upgrading the adjacent footpath and creating a space for the Kenny Blake Memorial, which will be installed prior to the Kenny Blake Festival (26-28 October 2018.)

This project is a result of the Strathalbyn Traffic, Parking and Streetscape Plan, of which Council undertook significant consultation in 2017, and will be followed by the landscaping and parking upgrade of the Sunter Street Sculpture triangle later in the year.

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by mid-September. During this time the carpark and toilet block will be closed to the public with alternative toilet facilities provided at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens and the Strathalbyn Visitor Information Centre on South Terrace.

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