Major Project Updates

​Keep up with some of Council's major projects with these quarterly updates.
Latest update: Quarter Two 2021-22

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Gumeracha Main Street Project 
FABRIK Development 
Heathfield Oval Change Rooms 
Heathfield Sports Courts Redevelopment 
Lobethal Bushland Park Masterplan Implementation 


​Gumeracha Main Street Project

The Gumeracha Main Street Upgrade project will deliver a range of improvements, including underground power lines, a new storm water system, better pedestrian connectivity and a safer streetscape environment for Gumeracha’s ‘Village Heart’. This community streetscape project is delivered in close partnership with SA Power Networks, the Gumeracha Main Street Group and the Gumeracha Community Association.

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The streetscape upgrade works are complete. The contractor “Plot Works” accelerated the works uphill and have achieved an outstanding finish. All benches and bike hoops are installed and trees have been planted.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) will reseal Albert Street by the end of this financial year.

The tennis and netball courts in Federation Park have been asphalted and newly fenced. There’s a waiting period for the asphalt to cure and evaporate chemicals before the acrylic paint can be applied. The project will be complete by mid-February.

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​FABRIK Development

The FABRIK Development Project will involve upgrading and enhancing the former Onkaparinga Woollen Mills site at Lobethal. The new building will provide an exciting and focused entry point to the site that will enable staff to promote the history of the site, the current uses and businesses within the location and then direct visitors to various buildings from a central location.

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Walter Brooke were engaged by Council to undertake the detailed design, produce the planning documentation, and coordinate the building documentation in-conjunction with Council staff. The draft designs included a project video fly-through.

Council's Heritage Advisor was included in meetings to provide feedback on the draft designs. Elected Members were then informed of the design and following that session, the Community were updated and the next steps in the process were discussed.

The final designs were then submitted for Planning Approval in November and will be assessed by State Government in January 2022.

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​Heathfield Oval Change Rooms

Constructing new change rooms for Heathfield Oval to provide compliant male/female and umpire change room facilities in accordance with South Australian Cricket Association standards.

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Construction is well underway following a very positive official Groundbreaking ceremony, attended by Hon Minister Wingard, and local MPs Rebekah Sharkie and Josh Teague.

The existing structure was demolished back to required levels and a new steel structure erected in October 2021.  First fix of building was achieved before Christmas 2021 which included sheeting and cladding underway, and services installed.

The scope for the cricket nets has been verified and design and quoting is underway.

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​Heathfield Sports Courts Redevelopment

The Heathfield Sports Courts Redevelopment is being constructed in partnership with the Department of Education and the federal Government.

It aims to provide additional sporting facilities to the community, sports clubs as well as an improved amenity for the Heathfield School.

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Construction on the sports courts project is well underway. Activities completed to date includes:

  • vegetation clearance,
  • access road establishment,
  • bulk excavation of excess material,
  • retaining walls,
  • drainage,
  • court base levelling and
  • asphalt sealing of court base.

Work on the court perimeter fencing has started and is expected to be completed by the end of January.

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​Lobethal Bushland Park Masterplan Implementation

Lobethal Bushland Park (LBP) Masterplan goals are:

  • Biodiversity protection, conservation, restoration and enhancement
  • To promote community health, wellbeing and education
  • Maintain the ‘local’ feel of Lobethal Bushland Park whilst improving the function and amenity for all.

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  • Replacement of infrastructure – all the pre-existing boardwalks, bridge and signage has been replaced since the Cudlee Creek Bushfire, utilizing recycled materials where possible. Additional park entry signage is also being developed for the park under current successful grant funding.
  • Weed Management – under the successful Nature Foundation Grant funding, annual weed management works is underway. Weed management activities are also ongoing associated with volunteer group (Friends of LBP) and Council annual operational budgets.
  • Lookout Tower – planning  and approvals under the Native Vegetation Act  for upgrade to existing Lookout Tower is underway.  Further approval will also need to be sought by the Minister for Environment.
  • Threatened Species recovery – Translocation of Nationally Threatened plant species that were impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire has been initiated. Further translocations and monitoring of populations is proposed in association with the Department of Environment and Water, and the SA Seed Conservation Centre.
  • Playspace - The Bushland Park Playspace is under construction with an expected completion in February 2022, the majority of the civil works are complete and equipment installation has begun but there are some items waiting transport from Sydney, they are expected to be delivered in mid-January.

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Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
 
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