Old SA Water Pump Station site
One of Alexandrina Council’s premier riverside boulevards recently became 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 saw 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 required 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 was previously fenced and contained two outbuildings and a submerged holding tank.
Footpath works - Long Valley Road, Strathalbyn
Alexandrina Council recently competed footpath works as part of its Capital Works Program along Long Valley Road, Strathalbyn.
The works consisted of the removal of existing spray seal footpath and reinstatement of an Asphalt treatment along the Eastern side of Long Valley Road, between Avenue Road and Albion Drive.
Footpath works - Parker Avenue, Strathalbyn
Council recently completed footpath works as part of its Capital Works Program along Parker Avenue, Strathalbyn.
The works consisted of the installation of a new concrete footpath along the Southern side of Parker Avenue, between Hooper Road and South Terrace.
Work to public amenities
Council undertook routine maintenance and renewal works at the following public amenity blocks in early 2019.
- Currency Creek Cemetery toilets
- Strathalbyn Lions Park (South Terrace) toilets
- Goolwa, Liverpool Road toilets
- Port Elliot, Lakala Reserve toilets
- Middleton, Surfers Parade toilets
Emergency Repairs to Goolwa Wharf
The Goolwa Wharf emergency repairs were completed in April 2019.
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 resulted in delays to originally anticipated mid-December completion date.
Footpath works - Commercial Road, Strathalbyn
Alexandrina Council completed footpath works in February/March as part of its Capital Works Program along Commercial Road, Strathalbyn.
The works consisted of the removal of existing concrete/asphalt seal and installation of a new paved footpath along the western side of Commercial Road.