A soccer player's green and black boot sits atop an orange and blue ball on a grass lined pitch.

Published on 26 November 2021

Projects boom continues in Onkaparinga

City of Onkaparinga has secured a fresh injection of $4.92 million through a federal government stimulus program, with council to submit a list of 14 priority projects to deliver with the funding.

The list of projects (see below) was approved at this week’s Council meeting, with the funding— through Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program—to become available from 1 January 2022, pending federal government approval.

Council has already received $8.64 million through Phase 1 and 2 of the LRCI program, with 51 projects completed or on the way across Onkaparinga. Projects funded through LRCI are delivered in addition to council’s 2021–22 and 2022–23 annual capital works programs.

Phase 2 projects are required to be finished by June 2022, while Phase 3 projects need to be completed by June 2023.

The federal government told councils that the additional funding available through Phase 3, and its longer delivery window, allows them to pursue larger, more complex projects that may be a higher priority and have a bigger impact on the community.

The LRCI program was created to support local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

See below for the full list of projects put forward by council to share in the $4.93 million LRCI Phase 3 funding:

  • Reynella Sports Complex unisex changerooms - $668,330
  • Peregrine Park Sports (baseball), Christie Downs, unisex changerooms - $588,330
  • Morphett Vale Sports Complex unisex changerooms - $698,330
  • Happy Valley Sports Park, Aberfoyle Park, unisex changerooms - $818,330
  • Aldinga Sports Park hockey/soccer new clubroom - $518,330
  • Wearing Street aquatic accommodation, new clubroom and storage facility - $218,330
  • School crossing safety and compliance upgrades, road safety improvements - $154,000
    • Happy Valley Primary School Koala Crossing compliance upgrade
    • Braeview School Emu Crossing compliance upgrade
    • Reynella East College Koala Crossing compliance upgrade
    • Kangarilla Primary School Emu Crossing footpath connections
    • Glynville Drive, Hackham West, Koala Crossing relocation
  • Rural road intersection safety improvements - $200,000
    • Installation of Rural Junction Active Warning (RJAWS) Lite systems at intersection of Chalk Hill Road/Olivers Road/Field Street, McLaren Vale; and intersection of California Road/Aldinga Road/Almond Grove Road, Whites Valley
  • Traffic calming scheme at The Lane, O’Halloran Hill - $135,000
  • Intersection safety upgrade at Piggott Range Road/Bains Road, Onkaparinga Hills - $236,000
  • Open space development at Joplin Reserve, Woodcroft - $250,000
  • Open space development at Pine Reserve, Aberfoyle Park - $250,000
  • Open space development at Stoneyhill Reserve, Reynella East - $150,000
  • Shelter and BBQ replacement at Esplanade, opposite Robertson Road, Moana - $41,990

Upgrades are on the mark

Upgrades to sports changerooms and facilities are among the projects submitted by council to the federal government for Phase 3 of the LRCI program.