Infrastructure Update

January 2020

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.

Photograph looking along Stokes Terrace, showing a section of concrete kerbing on the left side of the road removed
Stokes Terrace kerb removed
Photograph showing sections of concrete kerbing cracked and lifted by tree roots on Stokes Terrace
Stokes Terrace tree damage to kerbing

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.

Photograph of Old Tarcoola Road showing potholes and degradation/erosion of bitumin surface, exposing the gravel beneath
Section of Old Tarcoola Road damage
Photograph showing a section of Old Tarcoola Road showing widespread cracking of bitumin surface and erosion of edges
Old Tarcoola Road pavement damage

Shack Road

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.

Photograph of steep dirt bank at Waste Water Lagoon showing gullies created by water erosion
Example of damaged walls
Photograph showing steep dirt bank walls of the Waste Water Lagoon with gullies caused by water erosion
Waste Water Lagoon walls

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.

Photograph of inside of CWMS pipe showing damage to pipe walls and debris
CWMS pipe damage
Photograph of inside of CWMS pipe showing damage to walls
CWMS pipe damage
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Cemetery kangaroo fence installed

Cemetery Upgrades

Stirling North

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.

Footpath Upgrades

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.

Photograph of bitumin footpath on Mealy Street showing edge erosion, potholes, missing sections and cracks
Mealy Street footpath to be replaced
Photograph of footpath on Power Crescent showing cracks, missing sections, and wear
Example of footpath to be replaced on Power Crescent

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.

Photograph of the middle of Central Oval showing the new turf being rolled out
Central Oval turf placement
Photograph from edge of Central Oval showing work being done on the newly placed turf
Central Oval turf placement