Port Lincoln Foreshore Redevelopment - CONSULTATION CLOSED

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  • Work on the Parnkalla Trail, Seawall and Toilet Block to start soon

    As the playspace component of the Port Lincoln Foreshore project nears completion, works on other elements of the project will start later this month.

    The Port Lincoln Foreshore Concept Plan, endorsed by Council in June 2021, included much needed renewal works on sections of the Seawall and Parnkalla Trail including repairs to structures and paving and minor refurbishment works.

    Mayor Diana Mislov said, “McMahon Services have been contracted to undertake the Seawall and Parnkalla Trail works with construction set to start this month. As part of the works a new rock armour wall will be built at the trail’s western end.”

    Advanced signage will be in place prior to work commencing along sections of the trail at the western and eastern end. Access to the lower carpark outside the front of the Port Lincoln Hotel will be inaccessible to the public to be used as a worksite for McMahon Services contractors.

    “Minor refurbishment works to the jetty carpark toilet block are scheduled to start later this month by local contractor Kym Clarke Construction and will take approximately six weeks to complete. Throughout this time the toilet block may need to be closed and the public are asked to use alternative toilet blocks,” said Mayor Mislov.

    “Council is close to entering into a contract for works on the Foreshore Plaza and Activity Zone and it is anticipated these works will start next month.”

    “The Port Lincoln Jetty will finally get the much need attention it requires with Maritime Constructions engaged to begin renewal works in June.”

    “There is plenty happening along the foreshore over the next six to eight months that will deliver great outcomes for the community. Council acknowledges that there will be quite a bit of disruption associated with these works and will work with the contractors to minimise this as much as possible.”

    “We will keep the community informed as work progresses throughout each stage of the projects through Council’s Facebook page and website www.portlincoln.sa.gov.au. Visit Council’s online Engagement Hub yoursay@plcc.sa.gov.au for the Concept Plan and further details.

    The State Government’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program is contributing matched funding of $3.640 million towards the Port Lincoln Foreshore Project.

  • 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.

  • Artistic Impression - Nature Playspace at the Port Lincoln Foreshore

    The State Government's Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program is contributing up to $3.640 million towards the Port Lincoln Foreshore Project and includes the following:

    • Construction of new plaza
    • Construction of a new play space
    • Construction of a new sport and activity zone
    • Upgrade of foreshore carpark including additional spaces and accessible bays
    • Construction of shared space parking area and market
    • Toilet, beach access and boardwalk, landscaping, paving walls and fencing and retaining structures and shelters
    • Remedial work to Parnkalla (Barngarla) Trail.

    The new inclusive playspace will feature elevated play pods with rope climbs, slides, rock scrambles and basket swings, with a focus on incorporating elements of Indigenous heritage and storytelling.

    Stories from the area’s Traditional Owners, the Barngarla people, will be highlighted throughout the playspace, such as the waterplay feature inspired by fish traps used by the Barngarla people across coastal Eyre Peninsula, including Whalers Way.

    Council will be working with Elton Landscapes and in-turn the local sub-contractors, Origin Paving and Landscaping, Chris Cash Plumbing and Gas Fitting, Diggin It Earthworks, who will be working together on this part of the overall foreshore project, which is tipped to give a much-needed boost to the city’s economy.

    To read the full media release issued Friday 10 June 2022 click on the Attached document link below.

    Please note the above artist impression shows the new playspace features only and does not show all the existing structures such as the Tuna Poler.