The $4 million Marmion Avenue stormwater project in Kilburn and Blair Athol (North East Catchment) has now been completed after two years of work, coming in under budget and on time. This forms part of our major stormwater strategy across the council area which is budgeted $9 million to $11 million per year.
The project included installation of a culvert from Main North Road to the open channel just west of Prospect Road to help alleviate some of the flooding in the local area, particularly along Grand Junction Road. We thank the school and local residents for their patience during these important works and our partners, the State Government, for funding support.
Residents of the City of PAE have experienced stormwater flooding since the first settlers began development in the Port Adelaide area in 1837 due to the low-lying levels of the land. Since 1996, we have invested significantly in stormwater infrastructure to help mitigate the impacts of flooding to the community.
Although we have completed many stormwater projects over in the last twenty years, protecting hundreds of homes from flooding, there are still a significant number of major stormwater projects we are undertaking over a 10 year capital works project across the city.