Update 18 September 2020

The Gumeracha Main Street Upgrade project will deliver a range of improvements, including underground power lines, a new stormwater system, better pedestrian connectivity, and a safer streetscape environment for Gumeracha’s ‘Village Heart’. This community streetscape project is delivered in close partnership with SA Power Networks and the Gumeracha Main Street Group.

The first part of the project, undergrounding of power lines will be delivered by SA Power Networks and their contractor Schwarz Excavations and Civil.

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Works are progressing well for the undergrounding of the power lines and construction activities are outside the ‘heart’ of Gumeracha for now. Council has engaged Metro & Country Civil as contractor for the proposed stormwater system for Albert Street. And the art wall will be completed soon.

Trench works for the undergrounding of power lines are heading towards the flat section at Federation Park and the Torrens Valley Community Centre. A switching cubicle will get installed in the verge of Federation Park and some tree clearance has occurred in the last few days.

Adelaide Hills Council successfully ran a tender for construction services for a new stormwater system for Albert Street. Metro & Country Civil aim to commence late October and complete works before Christmas. Construction should take approx. 7-8 weeks.

Detailed design for the streetscape upgrade has been finalised and council will call tenders for construction soon.

Next Steps

  • Prepare for construction of stormwater upgrade.
  • Council to prepare tender documentation for construction of streetscape upgrade.

Indicative Timetable

Action / Activity

Indicative Timeline

Undergrounding Power Lines (PLEC)

  • Finalise design / tender for construction


  • Civil works (trenching)

29 June – December 2020

  • Cabling

August/September – December 2020

  • Removing stobie poles

Late 2020 / early 2021

Stormwater Upgrade

  • Finalise design / tender for construction


  • Construction

October - December 2020

Streetscape Improvements

  • Art Wall preparation and installation

July - October 2020

  • Finalise design / tender for construction

April – October 2020

  • Construction

Once PLEC Stage 1 is complete
Aiming for July/August start

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available on the right of the main page.

For more information or to join the project mailing list call 8408 0400 or email engage@ahc.sa.gov.au

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