Woodside, SA

SA Water installs PVC mains for Woodside

The new pipe being laid beneath Tolmer Road is among 47,000 m of water mains being installed for SA Water customers across regional SouthAustralia over the next year. 

The new pipes are made from PVC, which is chemically inert, corrosion resistant and more resistant to soil movement compared to fibre cement. 

SA Water’s general manager of sustainable infrastructure Amanda Lewry said that continued investment in water network upgrades is an important part of the utility’s water services for its customers. 

“Despite soil movement and other environmental factors being major contributing factors to leaks and breaks in our statewide network, our water main replacement program ensures we can proactively work  to limit their frequency,” said Lewry. 

“With water mains having a lifespan of up to 100 years, these new pipes ensure we can continue to deliver clean, safe drinking water to local customers well into the future.”

Construction will take around eight weeks to complete, and SA Water asks residents and road users to take note of localised traffic management procedures in place. 

For more information visit the SA Water website. 

T2D Southern Tunnels

Plans revealed for T2D Southern Tunnels

Also referred to as the Southern Tunnel, Stage One of the Torrens to Darlington project will include northern entry and exit points and a direct connection to Anzac Highway. Stage One includes  6 km of motorway, of which over 4 km is to comprise twin three-lane tunnels.  

Besides the tunnels, the section includes an elevated ramp at Glandore providing a crucial connection onto Anzac Highway that allows motorists to drive direct from the southern suburbs onto Anzac Highway towards the Adelaide CBD without stopping at traffic lights. 

Federal Minister of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the announcement on the Anzac Highway connection marked another key milestone in the delivery of the T2D Project.  

“The T2D is the final piece of one of the most significant projects in the state’s history and will not only dramatically reduce travel times for people going north and south but will also make it much quicker and safer for the thousands of motorists travelling into the city,” he said. 

“By alleviating congestion across the city, we’re helping people to get home to their families sooner and safer, we’re helping freight move more quickly between our cities, and we’re generating thousands of jobs for South Australians.” 

 The solution for this vital east/west traffic movement was identified following a rigorous planning and design process and will be achieved without any property acquisitions on Anzac Highway. 

 Early designs for the connection between the T2D motorway and Anzac Highway had further acquisition impacts, including local heritage-listed buildings. 

The T2D motorway was designed to solve congestion issues and cater for predicted future traffic growth, improve north to south movement on the road network and improve connectivity across the corridor and into the CBD. 

 Construction of the Southern Tunnels is expected to start in late 2023, with the entire 10.5km project to be completed – subject to planning, approvals and funding – in 2030.  

For more information visit the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website