Update 31 July 2020

Works are well underway now for the undergrounding of the power lines. Recently. the new footpath to the Rocking Horse has been completed and looks great! And finally, the art wall has commenced and will be completed in the next 4-6 weeks.

Trench works for the undergrounding of power lines along Albert Street have crept towards Gumeracha centre and are starting to have an impact on parking for shops as well as on driveways. The trenches will be reinstated with bitumen on Monday, 3 August which will help with the current level of sand and dust along Albert Street.

Naturally, there are inconveniences with a job this size but SAPN’s contractor Schwarz Construction are talking to all affected parties to try to minimise disruptions where possible. As mentioned previously, to achieve the best for Gumeracha, this big project will require the help and patience from the whole community.

Tenders for the construction of the stormwater upgrade have been called and council aims to engage a contractor by September.

Next Steps

  • Close and assess tender submissions for construction of stormwater upgrade.
  • Council to prepare streetscape detailed design for tender for construction.

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

January – May 2020

  • Construction

Follow PLEC Stage 1,

Commence later this year

Streetscape Improvements

  • Art Wall preparation and installation

6-10 July 2020

  • Finalise design / tender for construction

April – July 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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