State Government investment in Port renewal paying off

The State Government’s efforts to renew the Port Adelaide precinct are paying off with a number of projects already revitalising the area.

The Premier is hosting today’s Cabinet meeting in Port Adelaide – the second in a series of metropolitan Cabinet meetings being held this year.

Member for Lee and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said it was the perfect opportunity to show off some of the recent developments in the Port.

“Through Renewal SA, our aim is to have more people living, working, investing and spending time in the Port and we are well on the way to achieving that,” Mr Mullighan said.

The Member for Port Adelaide Susan Close said she was looking forward to showing her Cabinet colleagues first-hand some of the impressive developments in the Port.

“The ongoing rejuvenation of the Port is helping to grow the vibrancy of the community and is further showcasing the area as an accessible tourist destination,” she said.

Projects underway or completed as part of the Port renewal project include:

  • Moving 500 public servants to work in the Port;
  • Façade upgrades of historical buildings including Country Arts SA, the VisitorInformation Centre and Customs House;
  • Development of the Hart’s Mill precinct and playground;
  • Refurbishment of the Flour Shed space at Hart’s Mill for multipurpose use;
  • New car parking and street upgrades to St. Vincent Street and Commercial Road;
  • New cycling and walking loop path around Inner Harbour;
  • New beach at Cruikshank’s Corner;
  • New ‘pocket parks’ around the Inner Harbour;
  • Activation of unused shopfronts for small businesses;
  • Purchase of Incitec Pivot site and removal of fertiliser storage;

This is in addition to previous works to support jobs on the Lefevre Peninsula:

  • $300 million Techport shipbuilding facility at Osborne;
  • $45 million dredging of Outer Harbour channel;
  • $83 million for the Port River Expressway;
  • $126 million for the opening road and rail bridges over the Port.

Source: News Release, Government of South Australia, 02 March, 2015




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