Australian Gas Networks (AGN) has invested AU$12 million in relocating transmission and high pressure gas mains in Bowden, Adelaide as part of the South Australian Government’s AU$265 million redevelopment project.
AGN will be relocating 3 km of existing transmission and gas mains, as well as 3 district pressure regulating stations for the Bowden Urban Renewal Project, which plans to redevelop heavy industrial land into contemporary high-density accommodation.
Located 2.5 km from Adelaide’s CBD, the project covers a 160,000 m2, which will home around 3,500 residents and equate to approximately AU$740 million in private investment.
“AGN is delighted to be involved in such an historic project – not just because of Bowden’s rich cultural history and its current transformation, but also the fact that the Bowden Urban Renewal Project is the SA Government’s first, higher density urban infill project,” said AGN Chief Operating Officer Andrew Staniford.
“The project is providing a blueprint for future redevelopments of former industrial sites – specifically, what can be achieved to breathe ‘new life’ into suburbs that were historically founded and developed around industries of yesteryear.
“Being only a short distance from Adelaide’s CBD, the Bowden Urban Renewal Project is transforming a once industrial precinct into a thriving, contemporary, in-demand living and lifestyle destination.
“Our primary role involves relocating about three kilometres of existing transmission and high pressure gas mains that run through the area – some of which has been there since the suburb was formed many decades ago.”
This is one of several major infrastructure projects that AGN has been part of in SA recently, including a AU$4 million natural gas pipeline, the investment of AU$6 million for a new gas pipeline in the McLaren Vale region and a AU$5.5 million natural gas supply main in the Barossa Valley.
For more information visit the AGN website.
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