Port Augusta City Council works hard to maintain the city infrastructure with the resources available.
The role of Port Augusta City Council Infrastructure staff includes the maintenance and management of the city’s transport, stormwater and wastewater networks.
Our Council boundaries represent approximately 1,200 square kilometres. Our asset strategy covers 194km of sealed roads and 122km of footpaths.
The infrastructure projects that are occurring in our community over and above general maintenance are as follows:
Kerbing Upgrades and Replacements
Stokes Terrace – Highway to Donaldson Terrace (in progress)
The above street is in the process of installing replacement kerbing. Portions of the street have been excavated and new concrete kerbing will be laid soon.
Road Construction and Upgrades
Old Tarcoola Road
Council was successful in receiving funding for 50% of this project. Works will include the replacement of seal, road widening and kerbing on a section approximately 350 metres in length.
A Geotechnical and Engineering investigation has been undertaken to look at design options for remediation works and to assist with upgrading the Heavy Vehicle Transport Network.
Works are expected to commence in Feb/March 2020.
Pavement repairs have been undertaken on sections of Shack Road. These pavement repairs include removal of existing subgrade material, replacement with quarry product and sealing.
Works have been completed.
Road Reseal Program
Tenders have been released for road reseal works for various locations throughout the city.
Water Proofing and Waste Water
Waste Water Lagoon
Maintenance works to the outer walls of the waste water lagoon are required due to water runoff. Civil works will aim to repair some damage to the crest and outer walls. Once the civil work has been undertaken, Coir Logs will be installed around the perimeter of the dam walls at varying heights to help with any future erosion issues.
Works on wall repairs are anticipated to commence early in 2020.
Community Waste Water Management System
Council has engaged a contractor to collect asset condition data on its CWMS pipe network. This work has been completed and a report to be provided in February 2020. This report will provide Council with valuable information on the condition and future budgetary requirements for repairs to this system.
The cemetery has had a kangaroo problem due to drought conditions over the last couple years with damage to lawn, roses and irrigation. A new Kangaroo proof fence has been installed along the western boundary with new fencing along the back boundary where none previously existed. New tubular fencing will be continued along the cemetery frontage and along French Drive with works to be completed early in 2020.
Upgrades and replacement works will be occurring soon on the following streets;
- Forster Street
- Mosley Street
- Power Crescent
- Mealy Street
- Pine Street
- Progress Avenue
- Augusta Terrace
- Carlton Parade
Works will involve removal of old bituminous footpath and replacement with concrete pavers to meet disability standards.
Central Oval Turf Upgrade Project
Irrigation and the growing medium have been placed and finalised and the installation of grass has started.
Currently 8,000 m2 of grass has been placed out of a total of 20,000 m2 with completion at the end of January 2020.
The project is currently on schedule to meet commitments for the upcoming football season.