Port Lincoln Foreshore Redevelopment - CONSULTATION CLOSED

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  • Watch this space: Foreshore playspace centrepiece to be installed in coming weeks

    "Sitting on the jetty or strolling down Tasman Terrace you would be forgiven for wondering why progress has slowed on the Foreshore Playspace site? While a small team carry on installing pathways, rubber and adding finishing touches including artwork by the Yailgoo Aboriginal Arts group the real progress has been hidden within workshops of a collection of Port Lincoln local manufacturers," says Martin Elton of Elton Landscapes.

    "Last week, local fabricator Lincoln Steel, completed the last welds on the centrepiece elevated walkway/ play structure, ready for delivery to local painter Rustbusters to apply coatings."

    “It’s not your usual piece of structural steel, there is a lot of unseen work in every curved corner and non-square angle. With that said it is good to give the team something a bit out-there from time to time, it keeps things interesting and the skills sharp," said Trent Adams of Lincoln Steel.

    "The structure will now receive a high durability paint treatment including fibreglass bound undercoats to ensure the structure stands up to the frontline coastal environment and remains safe and rust free for children to enjoy for many years to come," said Mr Elton.

    While businesses across the region, and well beyond, struggle with the significant material and labour shortages council is extremely proud to see this major piece of the foreshore project constructed by local trades to a very high standard. Given previous delays with geotechnical conditions, design and adaption of the structure to meet unforeseen site conditions fabrication was only able to commence early in 2023 and has progressed at a steady rate since.

    The three coat system requires significant curing time between coats and the process is expected to take 2-3 weeks to get right. Upon curing, head contractor Elton Landscapes has engaged local operator Eyre Cranes to assist in installing the structure on site. From there, floor finishes, balustrades, handrails and play equipment will be able to be installed as well as works adjacent left to facilitate access until this point.

    The community can look forward to some major transformations on site in the coming weeks with practical completion and independent certification booked to see the play space open to the public around the end of March.