Waterfront progress on track

Work on the Stage 2 Waterfront Project on the Port MacDonnell foreshore is entering its final stages with completion expected at the end of the month. Works are continuing to evolve on Stage 2 of the Grant District Council’s project with all underground infrastructure now in place and the main paths within the space completed.

Progress on the site has been kept to a measured schedule in order to create as little disruption as possible around construction areas and the existing playground throughout the town’s peak tourism period. Council has collaborated with students at Grant High School and the Port MacDonnell Men’s Shed on various components of the new play space and these items, together with the repurposed and renovated Liberty Swing, will be installed in coming weeks.

Mayor Richard Sage said work on the Standish Street entrance node was tracking well. The new shelters including barbecues and seating were installed last week and while the main pieces of play equipment have been held up in international ports, Mayor Sage said council was confident this would not affect their ability to deliver this project on time.

“Behind the scenes, Mimosa Nursery have been establishing seedlings and plantings that will form the final landscaping for the site. These are progressing well and will be ready to plant by the revised end of March completion date,” Mayor Sage said.

Mayor Sage said he was happy with the progress being made on the project and was particularly proud of the engagement of local contractors, community groups and in working with First Nations. Mayor Sage said he was looking forward to seeing the community enjoying the new space.

The Waterfront Stage 2 is an $865,000 foreshore redevelopment co-funded by the council and the Department for Infrastructure and Transport. More information on the project is available from the Port MacDonnell Community Complex.

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