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Project Updates

Project updates are listed in order of township location below:
Clayton Bay, Goolwa, Langhorne Creek, Middleton, Milang, Mount Compass, Port Elliot, Ratalang-Basham, Strathalbyn

Clayton Bay
Clayton Bay Foreshore Master Plan

Alexandrina Council are in the final stages of delivering the limestone rubble loop footpath in Clayton Bay. As per Clayton Bay Master Plan this path stretches over 2.5km long and connects people from the whole foreshore, ducks hospital and Dunns lagoon. The large boat ramp carpark will be resurfaced in limestone rubble before the end of June making this loop complete.

We will also complete a new shelter in Clayton Bay using a unique timber look aluminium frame. This is a great product that looks like timber but more environmentally friendly, blends into the environment and cost effective. This is situated near the recently completed small carpark along the foreshore on Island view drive.

Pic Clayton ShelterPic Clayton Bay

An update on the Goolwa Oval Sporting Precinct is available on the dedicated project page.

An update on the Goolwa Wharf Precinct is available on the dedicated project page.

Goolwa Chart Room Development

The Chart Room development is a project with an objective of providing the first ‘pop up’ venue at Goolwa by restoring and repurposing the building into usable space that will accommodate a wide range of uses and support the existing demand from small businesses. The repurposed building will attract young entrepreneurs, existing and new small business to connect with customers, generate public interest and create brand awareness for their product and services.

Benefits of developing this site include reactivation of an unused state heritage building, supporting new and existing business growth in Goolwa, increased growth in the regions tourism industry and increasing visitor knowledge and appreciation of the historical significance of the township.

Works will include repointing of walls, new DDA compliant access, upgrade of existing electrical infrastructure with new air conditioning and construction of an external hardstand.

Project is estimated for completion December 2020.

Langhorne Creek
Wine Region Entry Statement, Woodchester

The entry statement is located at the corner of Callington Road and Meechi Road and will promote the Langhorne Creek Wine Region. The location is one of the main entry points to the Fleurieu Peninsula from the South Eastern Freeway with the Annual Average Daily Traffic Estimate being 2200 vehicles.

A partial grant was received from the Federal Government, through the Stronger Communities Program.

Works commenced in mid-June on the construction of the 14m long stone wall by Traditional Heritage Masonry and was been completed early August.

The wall will soon be decorated with metal leaves and signage to create a vibrant entry statement. Works have commenced on the sign board.

Langhorne Creek Wall

Langhorne Creek Wall picture 2

Langhorne Creek


Milang Soldiers Memorial Garden 

Following a design review between Milang RSL representatives, Councillors Bradford and Farrier, Mayor Parkes and the projects team a public drop in session will be held at the Milang Institute on 4 September between 4:30-6pm for members of the public to view the designs for the new feature wall, trees and planting to be constructed in the coming weeks. The session will also allow a closer look at the new designs and the opportunity to pose questions to the projects team and the architect.

A snapshot of the design is shown below.

Milang Foreshore Public Toilet Replacement

The Milang public toilet sits on the foreshore of Lake Alexandrina adjacent to the main reserve car park which is frequently used by locals and visitors. This project will provide a longer life outcome and support tourism to this very popular lake front town.

The work scope includes demolition of the current aged public facilities and installing a new contemporary amenity with accessible and ambulant toilets, baby change facilities and external shower area.

Project is estimated for completion December 2020.

Mount Compass

Port Elliot
Port Elliot Dog Park Road and Car Park Sealing Project

Alexandrina Council have been working on preparing the base material for bitumen surfacing on Cameron Street. Due to inclement weather this project has been delayed until moisture content drops. A short dry period will enable the works to be completed in laying bitumen on the entry road and carpark.

The access road and carpark for the Pt Elliot dog park, Cameron Street, will be closed from 7am Tuesday 8 September to 6pm Friday 11 September for the purposes of asphalting the road.

Pt Elliot Dog Park

Port Elliot Caravan Park Powerhead Replacement

Alexandrina Council will be delivering as part of the Drought Communities Program the replacement of the existing Powerheads in the Port Elliot Caravan Park over the next 3 months. This Project will include the replacement of 78 new powerheads to ensure that the infrastructure keeps up with the demand of this popular coastal caravan park. Works are planned to commence in late October and will be staged to allow for visitors and park users. The Port Elliot Caravan Park will remain open throughout the works.

Beach Dune Stabilisation Project

Ratalang Basham Dune Stabilisation Project has recently been successfully completed. Alexandrina Council along with the support, guidance and part funding from the Coastal Protection Board while working closely with the Ngarrindjeri authority have delivered this Dune Stabilisation Project along the foreshore at Ratalang Basham Beach. South Coast Sand and Civil have worked on this project throughout June and July to deliver this dune protection works. Alexandrina Council have submitted a grant application to deliver stage 2 of the works which includes two more highlighted areas through this location.

Clayton Bay Master Plan- Project has been recently been completed including the recent resurfacing of the foreshore carparks and over 2800 meters of limestone paths to complete the loop throughout Clayton Bay.

Ratalang Basham Beach 10 Aug   Ratalang Basham Beach pic 3 Ratalang Basham Beach pic 4

Strathalbyn Community Swimming Pool

Within the current winter season closure, Council is embarking on significant upgrade projects at the pool.  This will include emptying the pool and undertaking tile and expansion joint repair as well as replacement works if deemed necessary.

In addition, the change room facilities will also be upgraded.

Works are scheduled to be completed for the YMCA’s opening date of 12 October 2020.

Strathalbyn Senior Citizens Building Redevelopment

The Strathalbyn Senior Citizens Building redevelopment is an exciting project aimed at providing a dedicated centre for the Strathalbyn community from which a raft of community development programs can be delivered.

In 2016, discussions commenced between the Alexandrina Council, Strathalbyn Senior Citizens Club and the Strathalbyn Neighbourhood Centre; with an idea to co-locate both community groups within the Senior Citizens Building and create a collaborative community centre that supports the local and surrounding residents. To accommodate the co-location of both community groups it was agreed that upgrade works would be required to increase the building’s functionality, including a full renovation of the existing kitchen and development of an accessible toilet; as well as a new extension to provide dedicated office and meeting spaces.

Construction commenced in April 2020 and is expected to be completed for the Strathalbyn Neighbourhood Centre to move in early-September 2020.

An update on the Strathalbyn Town Centre Revitalisation is available on the dedicated project page

Strathalbyn Town Hall Upgrade

Upgrades to the Strathalbyn Town Hall include installation of new stage audio systems, relocation of existing kitchen with new appliances and bar facilities, refurbishment of existing supper room, new dressing and green room and installation of new lighting and ceiling fans for the main auditorium.

Design consultants have been engaged and are finalising concepts and detailed design plans. The construction tender is expected to be released in September 2020 with onsite works anticipated to commence in December 2020.

Completed Projects