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Urban Renewal of Kilburn and Blair Athol (Marmion Avenue – Stormwater Management Improvement)

Marmion Avenue – Stormwater Management Improvement

You may remember that we advised you last year that the proposed urban renewal of Kilburn and Blair Athol includes a $6 million upgrade of stormwater facilities and a new open space in the Kilburn Blair Athol area.

You may also have noticed that we have started works in Marmion Avenue on the western side of Prospect Road and it is proposed to continue this to the eastern side of Prospect Road (to Main North Road) within the next 2 weeks (starting at Prospect Road). The stormwater culvert upgrade project is anticipated to be completed by April 2019 and is being undertaken to minimise stormwater flooding damage in the local area.

There will be some minor inconvenience with road closures in the areas where works are being undertaken but access to driveways will be maintained as much as possible and at least one side of the road will be open after hours. This will be kept to a minimum and we will make sure there is regular communication from our works crew so you know what's happening and when it’s happening.

We're really excited that we'll be upgrading and expanding the open space near Rushworth Reserve including a new basin adjacent Dover Street to further improve stormwater management in the area. The details are still to be determined and we will be seeking your input over the next few months. We will be in contact with you further once details have been determined.

We will try and accommodate local access to properties wherever possible and ensure access is maintained after hours if it is safe to do so. We are very happy to provide help to anyone who needs additional assistance to move around the work site.

Further information is provided on the attached Frequently Asked Questions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What section of Marmion Avenue will be upgraded?
Council will undertake the stormwater infrastructure work starting from the Kilburn Open Channel west of Prospect Road and ends at Main North Road. Further information on updates of the works including details and timing will be updated regularly on Councils website

What is the construction timeframe?
Council expects the works to be completed within 9-10 months depending on weather and unknown circumstances. The first section of works commenced in May 2018 from the open channel to Prospect Road with the section east of Prospect Road expected to commence in late June 2018 with works anticipated to be completed by April 2019 (weather and other unforeseen circumstances permitting). SA Water will be on site from the 18th May to undertake some sewer relocation works with Council commencing works east of Prospect Road shortly after.

What are the working hours?
Work will be undertaken during weekdays from 7am to 5pm. Night works may be undertaken at the Prospect Road and Main North Road Intersections to avoid heavy traffic times with these works being undertaken this weekend.

How long will I be affected during construction? Construction of the stormwater infrastructure is usually undertaken with sections at a time. It is currently proposed that the work zone area will be 100 metres at a time so there will be short periods where access to driveways will be restricted to accommodate. However, we will minimise this inconvenience as much as possible and our work crew will be in constant communication regarding timing and impact of works.

Will I get access to my driveway?
For safety reasons, access to driveway for vehicles may be restricted while the work is undertaken in front of your property. This restriction could take up to 3 nights and will be assessed on a daily basis based on site safety conditions.

What is the nature of the work undertaken?
A new concrete culvert within a new trench will be installed on the northern side of Marmion Avenue. This may require closure of the road to accommodate when works are being undertaken with at least one side of the road to be open after hours.

Who should I contact if need assistance onsite?
Nick Boumis, Council’s Construction Engineer will be the point of contact. Nick can be contacted on 8405 6741.

I have special needs, what should I do?
If you have reduced accessibility or special needs that may be impacted by the works, please contact council immediately so we can accommodate your needs.

How will this affect my property?
There should be no impact to your property during and after the work.

Why are Council undertaking these works?
The Marmion Avenue Diversion Drain Project was recommended as part of the North Arm East Stormwater Management Plan recently endorsed by key stakeholders.
This strategic stormwater management document was produced to identify opportunities to reduce the frequency and impact of flooding in the community. The Marmion Avenue Diversion Drain was identified as an opportunity to greatly reduce stormwater flooding and considered a priority project.

Will this reduce flooding in my street?
The Marmion Avenue Diversion Drain Project will assist in reducing localised flooding along and near Marmion Avenue. However the main benefit of the project will be the reduction in potential flooding along Grand Junction Road and Baker Street, Enfield and the Industrial areas to the North in Gepps Cross.

Will Marmion Avenue look any different when the work is completed?
Associated with the stormwater infrastructure upgrade will be the implementation of a streetscape upgrade of Marmion Avenue which will include tree planting in the next tree planting season following the completion of the entirety of the works. The new stormwater infrastructure will not be visible in the street. If you live in Marmion Avenue, you might have other ideas about what makes your street great, or what could make it better. Let us know at the site meeting or throughout the upgrade.

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