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Footpath works - Commercial Road, Strathalbyn

Alexandrina Council will be commencing footpath works as part of its Capital Works Program along Commercial Road, Strathalbyn.

Works are expected to commence 11 February 2019 and are scheduled to be completed by 15 March 2019, subject to weather conditions.

The works consist of the removal of existing concrete/asphalt seal and installation of a new paved footpath along the western side of Commercial Road between The Bean Machine Café and the Pedestrian Bridge.

During the construction phase, Council will have traffic restrictions in place and restricted access throughout the site as required, however we will ensure that access to all business’s affected by the construction works is maintained throughout the duration of the project. Council will also seek to minimise disruption to businesses by undertaking noisy and critical access works outside of normal hours from 0600AM and stage the works so to only impact one or two businesses concurrently.

Residents, business operators and local road users may be inconvenienced at times; however Council ensures the work is necessary to provide continued asset improvement to infrastructure.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and your patience will be greatly appreciated once the footpath works commence.

Work to public amenities

Council wishes to advise that a number of public amenities in the region will be closed through parts of February 2019 for routine maintenance and renewal works.

The list below outlines the amenity blocks affected and dates of closure.

  • Currency Creek Cemetery toilets  - 4 - 8 February 2019
  • Strathalbyn Lions Park (South Terrace) toilets -  4 -13 February 2019
  • Goolwa, Liverpool Road toilets - 7 - 18 February 2019
  • Port Elliot, Lakala Reserve toilets - 13 - 22 February 2019
  • Middleton, Surfers Parade toilets - 20- 27 February 2019

Signage is in place at toilet blocks affected.

Goolwa Wharf Recycling Project - Waste Less… Recycle More

Alexandrina Council working in partnership with Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority, Cittaslow Goolwa and Goolwa Tidy Towns has recently installed two trial public place recycling bin bank stations within the Goolwa Wharf Precinct.

The aim of the trial is to encourage members of the public to ‘Waste Less....Recycle More’ by sorting their waste and disposing it into the appropriate bins.

The public place recycling stations contain a general waste bin, recycling bin and 10c deposit bin for bottle and can recycling.

The stations will be in place over the summer holiday season.

Council and Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority will be monitor contents to determine the success of the trial. 

It is well known that a large percentage of waste going to landfill is recyclable and we can all do our bit by sorting our waste to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Playground equipment at Commodore Reserve, Port Elliot

The large nest swing at the Commodore Reserve playground in Port Elliot has been temporarily removed while replacement parts are ordered for its repair. It is expected to be back in action later this year or early in 2019. Further information will follow. In the meantime, any questions should be directed to Council on 8555 7000.

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. 

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 has resulted in delays to previously anticipated mid-December completion date. This section of the wharf will remain closed over the Christmas period, with contractors returning to site in early February to complete works.

Work will cease prior to Christmas with contractors, Mykra cleaning up the area and reducing the work area and compounds to an absolute minimum in order to reduce the impact on visitors and operators within the precinct.

This will not interrupt the planned events for the Goolwa Wharf this summer including the PS Oscar W Cruises, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Cittaslow Farmers Markets, Goolwa Wharf Markets, the Just Add Water Program or the Live Music at the Goolwa Wharf Barrel Shed.

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